Subject: Re: Finding the arity of a function
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 20:19:26 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Sam Steingold <>
> this reflects what the implementors considered to be a reasonable name.
> shouldn't their opinion count?

  Only if they _had_ an opinion, i.e., if they thought about another name.
  If they did not consider alternatives, but just copied someone else,
  there is nothing to consider in their quantity.  You obviously want this
  to be a stupid quantity contest instead of considering the valued opinion
  of people who express them, so I shall leave you alone.

> > > 3. this code was released 2-3 years ago, so this incompatible change
> > >    might break the user code.
> >   A renaming would obviously not remove the old name.
> when I rename a file, I cannot refer to it using the old name, right?

  Are you being intentionally obtuse or just incredibly dense?  You gave us
  the code to "alias" arglist to function-lambda-list and you cannot figure
  out how to do it the other way around?  Sorry, but this level of exchange
  is just not worth engaging in, and I regret that you found it useful to
  revert to your old mode of so unintelligent communication.