* "Karsten Poeck" <vs1...@terra.es> | PS: Still interested what CLtS 1.9 means.
So impatient. In case the 1.9 is still a mystery, it is clause 1.9, which had the rest of the line as its title. Please familiarize yourself with the standard. There really is no substitute for knowing it.
-- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway
Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.
Karsten Poeck wrote: > oops 978 is correct I only counted funcitions not symbols > PS: Still interested what CLtS 1.9 means.
Common Lisp the Standard section 1.9. The title of that section is "Symbols in the COMMON-LISP Package" and its first paragraph states that it contains "a complete enumeration of the 978 external symbols in the COMMON-LISP package". In other words, you didn't have to do any counting yourself.
> maybe 10,000 isn't that unreasonable looking at what it contained.
This document notes that "Over a half-million lines of code are provided with the basic system. Much of this code is available in the form of sources. This includes over 10,000 compiled functions to which users have full access."
IIRC the hardcopy system index was about 2 inches thick at Genera 7.