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Alex Shinn <alexshinn@xxxxxxxxx> writes: > Sebastian Egner didn't even mention the words syntax or macro, he > was concerned with having an external representation for the result > of FILE-OPTIONS. That was later; look earlier. But you're right, I didn't really answer your question. Sorry about that. > You can allow future extensions just as easily with a procedure: > > (file-options 'truncate 'ignored-for-now 'exclusive) > > So why is this a macro? To enable a modest amount of static checking. -- Cheers =8-} Mike Friede, Völkerverständigung und überhaupt blabla