Subject: Re: soft refs (weak pointers) From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/08/13 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * David Bakhash <firstname.lastname@example.org> | but in general, I wonder what the reasons are that weak refs are not | part of the spec. It's important to realize that this is an invalid question, like any other anachronistic question, because it assumes that what you know now was known then. The appropriate questions in such a situation include: "Were weak references considered for standardization?", the answer to which is "no", thus there _are_ no reasons they are not part of the spec. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.