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Re: a few questions about file-options



On 8/27/05, Michael Sperber <sperber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> Alex Shinn <alexshinn@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> 
> > 1) By the same reasoning we should define string-append as a macro
> > which only accepts string literals.  However in this case
> 
> If I'd follow that line of reasoning, you would have to do without
> quote as well and use STRING->SYMBOL.  I guess I don't understand your
> point.  What exactly is the problem you see with FILE-OPTIONS?

The burden of proof should lie in the other direction.  Why make
something 2nd class when it could be 1st class?

-- 
Alex