Subject: Re: setq x setf From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 2000/06/15 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Xenophon Fenderson the Carbon(d)ated | For symbols, it just so happens that | (SETF FOO 1) | and | (SETF (SYMBOL-VALUE 'FOO) 1) | are the same thing, largely because | FOO | and | (SYMBOL-VALUE 'FOO) | are the same thing. This is just plain false. | (SET (QUOTE FOO) 1) and (SETQ FOO 1) are the same thing; SETQ expands | into the SET function, and SET changes the SYMBOL-VALUE of the symbol. This is just plain false, too. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.