Subject: Re: ACL 6.0 Trial Edition ships with non ANSI reader behavior.
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/11/05
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Keke Abe)
| Is this correct behavior?  It seems that the reader preseves the
| case for test and TEST while upcasing defun.

  Try (symbol-name 'defun) and see the light.

| That sure encourages the use of mixed case symbol names.  And soon
| we will have to deal with mixed case CL codes.  I don't like that.

  Do you feel encouraged to use mixed-case symbols?  Do you know
  anybody who are?  Or did you think you were playing in Scary Movie
  and had to make a stab at a charicature of something fearful?

  Arguments from fear of what stupid people might do if not controlled
  and punished is not the Lisp way.  Learn to trust Lisp programmers.
  Expect something from them.  (And shoot the buggers who think they
  are still in no-expectations-land.)

  Does anyone remember where I parked Air Force One?
                                   -- George W. Bush