Subject: Re: Trivial feature expressions (was Re: Legal ANSI comment form?) From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 23 Aug 2002 15:02:06 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Frode Vatvedt Fjeld | Maybe so, but in terms of the choice of feature expression to use for | commenting out forms, I think #+ignore is preferable because it's | vastly more readable, even if it's not 100% theoretically safe. I disagree profoundly. I think Paul's observation is insightful and clever. Although a naive reader may be stumped upon seeing (or) used for `nil´, (and) used for `t´, (+) for 0, and (*) for 1, I imagine it would yield a very pleasant, mathematical realization of the trivial case for these operators. I certainly smiled in appreciation upon reading Paul's article. Once internalized, this becomes an idiom that is not at all obscure. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.