Subject: Re: Alternatives to EVAL
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/04/02
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* "David E. Young" <>
| I've read that if EVAL is used explicitly within a program, it probably
| indicates poor design.

  the probability is not 1.0, however.  using EVAL in servers or programs
  that accept input from users or agents of users for the express purpose
  of evaluation in the Lisp world is good design -- reinventing your own
  EVAL at this point is poor design.