Subject: Re: Pass by ref & generalized assignment
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/07/25
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Philip Lijnzaad <>
| Moreover, it looks very ugly, for the simple reason that this isn't Lisp.

  If you're new to (Common) Lisp, it helps your growing credibility to
  avoid such obvious "my mind isn't big enough for this!" complaints.

| Using this 'trick', you start violating the
| objects-passed-in-can't-be-changed expectations of other
| readers/users of your code.

  What kind of expectation is that?  Seems awfully unwarranted to me.
  It could almost be something left over from some Scheme course.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.