[CM] random and funcall patterns

andersvi@extern.uio.no andersvi@extern.uio.no
Tue, 13 Dec 2005 21:06:25 +0100

imho change the names to something more specialised and
descriptive.  Perhaps along the lines of random-pattern,
markov-pattern, funcall-pattern or some such.

Compared to examining backtraces and compilation warnings (and
finding workarounds) theres little work to change existing code
by some defined spec.

>>> "R" == Rick Taube <taube@uiuc.edu> writes:
R> the two offending pattern class names are 'random' and 'funcall'. if i
R> inherit these symbols then some cltl's signal errors when i define
R> pattern classes on these symbols. both of these pattern names go back
R> years and years, probably to the first version of cm. i was trying to
R> continue to use the symbols without 'violating' the cltl meansings or
R> hammering people's package locks. im not sure what to do.