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