Subject: Re: SETF intuitiveness? (was: Returning Functions) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1997/10/14 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Barry Margolin | Locatives complicate garbage collection. Locatives allow you to have | pointers into the "middle" of composite objects, whereas "normal" Lisp | pointers can only point to the beginning of an object. would it be too much work and hassle to make a locative be a relative pointer into a normal Lisp object? (I'm thinking by analogy to displaced arrays.) #\Erik -- if you think this year is "97", _you_ are not "year 2000 compliant". see http://www.naggum.no/emacs/ for Emacs-20-related material.