Subject: Re: What's the point of flet? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 04:47:28 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Thomas F. Burdick | Sort of, but I'm guessing you didn't read his example. This will work: : | This, on the other hand, will get stuck in an infinite recursion: No. Both should have only and exactly _no_ effect. A Common Lisp compiler has every right to assume that you will _not_ redefine car and cdr or any other symbols in the COMMON-LISP package with a standard function binding and can therefore do whatever it pleases with calls to such functions without consulting their function definition. Try again with a user-defined function, instead. /// -- Norway is now run by a priest from the fundamentalist Christian People's Party, the fifth largest party representing one eighth of the electorate. -- Carrying a Swiss Army pocket knife in Oslo, Norway, is a criminal offense.