Subject: Re: Problem solved (was: Dead end in LISP implementation) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 1998/02/24 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Wolfgang von Hansen | After adding MACRO I dumped that evil EVAL. I think part of your problem is considering EVAL evil. it has its uses. | I tried to define it with other LISP means afterwards but haven't | succeeded yet. Is it possible at all to explicitly evaluate something in | LISP without EVAL or similar available? one of the earlier exercises in some Lisp courses is writing a simple EVAL that handles function calls, variable references and some special forms. it is not particularly hard. #:Erik -- God grant me serenity to accept the code I cannot change, courage to change the code I can, and wisdom to know the difference.