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[Axiom-developer] Re: "define-function"?!

From: root
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: "define-function"?!
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 20:47:55 -0500

btw, please copy address@hidden for most things.
you won't be the only person to be surprised by my crufty coding.

> Have you seen interp/hash.lisp?!
> I quote:
>      ;17.2 Accessing
>      (defmacro HGET (table key &rest default)
>         `(gethash ,key ,table ,@default))
> Why, oh why?

because HGET is a VMLisp-ism and we had to run on the system
on both for a while. Plus HGET or hget appears in many places
in the sources. You're welcome to find all places it occurs
and make a mod to the code. There was great resistance to 
making this change at the time as it was not clear that common
lisp would survive but VMLisp surely would. :-)

we have to recode the system into ansi common lisp so we might
as well clean it up as we go.

> One more typo in the book, btw:
> page 60: s/the return statement leave/the return statement leaves/
> I went to edit the bug you filed, but it looked like maybe somebody
> was horsing around with zope or something, so didn't succeed.

ok. when it comes back please make sure this gets recorded in


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