Subject: Re: setq setf From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 18:30:46 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Erik Naggum > You can always use setf where setq is applicable, so if you always use > setf, you cannot go wrong. setq only works on variables that are named > by symbols. * Paul Foley | And on symbol-macros, in which case it really means SETF. Yikes, it is true. Well, it should be, in order to make symbol-macros work transparently, but this should be a pretty good argument for always using setf, or even renaming setf to set. /// -- 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.