Subject: Re: newbie in deep over his head From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 21:27:10 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * "Glenn Burnside" <email@example.com> | Incidently, someone pointed out that the #' in front of a lambda is | superfluous? My understanding was that it was necessary to refer to the | function of a symbol instead of its value? Under what circumstances can | you elide the #' in front of a lambda expression? (lambda ...) is a macro that expands to (function (lambda ...)). #'(lambda ...) is a reader macro that returns (function (lambda ...)). I think using #'(lambda ...) is a notational grossity. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.