Subject: Re: quest for pass-by-reference semantics in CL From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 02 May 2002 16:39:41 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Frode Vatvedt Fjeld <email@example.com> | Would it be wrong to say that CL is pass-by-reference, with the | exception of numbers and characters, which are pass-by-value? Yes. Passing pointers is not the same as pass-by-reference. "Pass by reference" means that a reference to the storage of the value is passed, but the value in Common Lisp is a pointer or a number/character. Common Lisp does _not_ pass a pointer to the pointer-or-number/character. -- 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. 70 percent of American adults do not understand the scientific process.