Subject: Re: using dispatch macro characters From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 00:52:42 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * David Golden | Apparently already an IEC standard, draft IEEE and proposed to ISO... Well, the interesting thing about standards is that if you need to do something to which they prescribe a solution, you should do it that way unless you and your partners agree to something else. Standards in a given area should be considered for applicability before anything else, but if they turn out to be nuts, like MOTIS, OSI, ODA, etc, people should have no qualms about leaving them behind to do something better. However, this should not be the first thing you reach for. So I think I shall henceforth have to write these things out more explicitly. -- Guide to non-spammers: If you want to send me a business proposal, please be specific and do not put "business proposal" in the Subject header. If it is urgent, do not use the word "urgent". If you need an immediate answer, give me a reason, do not shout "for your immediate attention". Thank you.