Subject: Re: defvar and (declaim (special ...))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/04/11
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Vassil Nikolov <>
| Let me see if I understand this correctly.  Do you mean that you would
| recognise (DEFVAR *FOO*) as a (minimalist) definition (and not a
| declaration), and you would not look any further?


| (In the absence of comments that say something like `definition
| elsewhere,' of course.)

  such would imply to me that the author didn't know what he was doing.

  incidentally, I also think (declaim (special ...)) is a sign of someone
  who has had to hack something up because whatever should have worked,