Subject: Re: On conditionals From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 23:39:12 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Dorai Sitaram | Since "when" (and "unless") must return a value, why not return a | meaningful value? A return value of nil currently does not imply that | the "when" failed. If we returned the value of the _test_, then the | result is meaningful and usable. This implies that the current return value is not meaningful, a premise with which I simply disagree. Although it would be nice if when and unless were defined that way, I think it should be possible to return a value from these forms, just that it needs to be a judicious choice. /// -- 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.