Subject: Re: using  dispatch macro characters
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 00:52:42 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* 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.