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Re: url-retrieve fails on most HTTPS sites

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: url-retrieve fails on most HTTPS sites
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 12:50:44 +0200
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tomas wrote:

> If you do #'car (or, what's the same (function
> car)), the compiler can, for example, warn you
> early that there's no function named like this (for
> the symbol car, your Lisp would be... in a strange
> state, but you get the idea :)

Isn't this just a wierd example of the by contrast
very common use case already mentioned?

> Plus lots of other optimizations the compiler can
> do if it knows that it's the function value you are
> talking about.

Yeah, you have an example of this?

BTW how does _Lisp_ know what is refered to? Value is
default if no #'/`function'? is the value nil if not
set? does it look if the function is set then? no,
right? it uses nil as the value? the value isn't nil
if not set, the value placeholder is void. if the
value is not set, does it look for a function? no,
right, you always have to set that explicitely?
and besides one doesn't want the function to be used
as a value (except for certain very rare/advanced
cases). but how can it look for anything if it
crashes when something isn't set? (when not-set) ;
boom you do this in C instead to get around it?

> Plus the clarity of your code for your other readers.

It makes the code _cooler_ but more clear, I don't
know, really. Perhaps to some.

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