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Re: un-deprecating CL

From: David O'Toole
Subject: Re: un-deprecating CL
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 17:56:53 -0400
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> One possible alternative is to define these functions with a cl-
> prefix, and for callers to use that prefix.  That gets rid of the
> namespace issue.  And if we think of them as internal parts of
> some Lisp package, they would not have to be in the Lisp Manual.

Would it be possible to use compiler macros so that existing programs
could continue to use these functions' un-prefixed names at compile

> That drawback exists now for the CL macros in programs that load CL at
> compile time.  Perhaps the right thing is to move several commonly
> used CL constructs into the standard namespace and document them
> in the manual.

That would be helpful but it would still prevent many programs from
being contributed.

David O'Toole 

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