Subject: Re: Un-Great (Newbie) Expectations [was Re: Why is this code broken?]
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 21:29:50 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Geoff Summerhayes
| Efficiency, space, time, cost, the usual things that plague everyday life.
| Someone has to implement the additional checks. Are you willing to double
| or triple what you pay for a compiler that produces slower code just so
| some beginners are protected against ???_every_??? common error?

  This seems like the appropriate way to request such features:

(declare (optimize (debug 3) (safety 3)))

  Of course, the clueless newbie will now complain about the performance.
  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.