Subject: Re: type: (or something nil) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1998/03/06 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Sam Steingold <firstname.lastname@example.org> | 1. Is this desire politically correct? well, you wouldn't get a complaint from me. that's why NIL is there. | 2. If it is, there should be a way to declare the variable's type. | How do I do that? (or <whatever> null) note that this won't buy you anything. you need to declare the type of the object _after_ you have determined that it is not NIL to get any performance benefits from the declarations. | Also, do I understand correctly that my ANSI CL proposal about | (define-format-command #\= (lambda (stream obj atp colp &rest pars))) | is dead? looks like it. #: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.