Subject: Re: symbol in macro From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 31 Aug 2002 10:36:22 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * firstname.lastname@example.org (Software Scavenger) | Whatever package the macro is expanded in, it expects to find a specific | symbol in that package. It can't simply refer to it directly, because it | doesn't know what package it's in until it's expanded. This sounds like a conceptual mistake of some kind, but if you really want to reference a symbol by name in the current package at the time of the expansion, something like this should help you get started. (defmacro ... (let ((symbol (intern (symbol-name 'symbol) *package*))) `(... ,symbol ...)) -- 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.