Subject: Re: symbol in macro From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 01 Sep 2002 22:56:30 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * firstname.lastname@example.org (Software Scavenger) | Normally when a symbol is mentioned in a macro its package will be in the | context of the macro definition rather than of the macro call. But it seems | obvious to me that the context of the macro call is what might be wanted | and/or assumed by a programmer writing a macro without taking such issues | into account. But, maybe, by a coincidence of the ways things are normally | done, this issue hardly ever manifests itself, so it doesn't get noticed. Why is it referring to that symbol in the first place? Do you want a macro to rely on a protocol of use that requires certain symbols to be defined somehow in the package defined by the programmer that uses your macro and you do not want to supply a default definition? I think I understand what you want to do, but really I do not understand why you want to do it or under what circumstances it would be the right thing to do. -- 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.