Fw: [CM] problem with #! in CMUCL

Rick Taube taube@uiuc.edu
Wed, 27 Nov 2002 08:22:34 -0600

 Why not generalize CM and use something 
>like #c<foo> where 'c' is different for the different types
>of objects ? 
> #i<foo> = an instance 
> #c<foo> = a container
> #s<foo> = a sequence

that only compounds the problem. for example c and s are both used by CLTL for complex numbers and structures.

plus it a feature that the #! works for anything you define with a name -- seqs, plots, files, patterns etc.

I guess i could do


where "n" means "name" but #n is not "protected" by CLTL. but maybe that doesnt matter.