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Re: Rationalising c[ad]\{2,5\}r.

From: Artur Malabarba
Subject: Re: Rationalising c[ad]\{2,5\}r.
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:15:50 +0000

On Mar 12, 2015 4:34 AM, "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Artur Malabarba writes:
>  > > Has this slick cl-* paint job perhaps gotten out of hand?
>  >
>  > Well, it's not exactly getting worse. It's the same it's always
>  > been, isn't it?
> No, it is in no way the same as it has always been.  Originally cl.el
> and cl-macs.el simply added the Common Lisp functionality (often
> incomplete, sometimes arguably buggy) to the top-level pseudo-
> namespace.  RMS always vetoed adding these facilities to the core
> language, and cl-lib has been around for a few years, I guess, but
> this business of moving everything out of the core pseudo-namespace
> and in to the "cl-" pseudo-namespace is only a year or so old.

Yes, I was referring to cl-lib, not cl. I don't think it's gotten any worse since its inception (though I'm not claiming to know all the history).

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