Message from discussion Using #' with lambda
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From: Kaz Kylheku <k...@kylheku.com>
Subject: Re: Using #' with lambda
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2012 14:36:40 +0000 (UTC)
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On 2012-04-29, Tim Bradshaw <t...@tfeb.org> wrote:
> On 2012-04-28 21:26:35 +0000, Pascal Costanza said:
>> Wasn't the LAMBDA macro even a late addition to the Common Lisp
>> standard? I'm pretty sure that CLtL2 doesn't even have it...
> Yes, it was late. I think it was added to provide infrastructure to
> let you implement some other Lisp standard in CL: the problem being
> that if you don't have a macro such that (lambda ...) -> (function
> (lambda ...)) you can't conformingly write one because LAMBDA is in the
> CL package.
What? Even though it has no binding if such a macro doesn't exist?
LIST is in the CL package, yet we can use it as as a variable name.