Subject: Re: #+,#- etc. (Re: Behaviour of #'directory)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 21:01:09 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Marco Antoniotti <>
| PS.  There is one extra thing to note, that may or may not be
| obvious.  The CL reader actually checks the SYMBOL-NAME of the symbols
| in *FEATURES*, so that #+:cmu works exactly like #+cmu in my setup.

  Not so.  The #+ and #- readers bind *package* to the keyword package.
  Using #+:cmu is just plain ugly, and preobably reflects an old bug that
  somebody got hurt running into.

  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.