Subject: Re: trace-all
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2001 22:35:47 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Coby Beck" <>
| I think I once did a (trace unread-char) without thinking and...well it
| was a problem...

  It would have been so much nicer if the Common Lisp system had not kept
  tracing functions called by the top-level loop itself, but had confined
  its tracing to the functions called by direct user request.  The user is
  unlikely to want to debug the top-level loop, anyway.

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.