Subject: Re: special variables From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 08 Sep 2002 23:21:48 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Johan Ur Riise | But you have change the variable names, or restart the image, because | special proclamations are eternal. I am sorry to say that I find your exposition extremely confused, but this one at least has a simple answer. There is no standard way to remove special proclamations, but they are associated with a symbol, and there are at least two ways to get rid of symbols. The function `unintern´ ensures that the name of the symbol will no longer map to the symbol that has the special proclamations associated with it. The function `delete-package´ ensures that you can no longer access the package by name, and unless you have the package as your current package, you should be able to start afresh. A simple way to ensure that you start off fresh with an experiment (although I think experimentation to discover how special variables works must fail), is to create a new package for each run of your experiment and discard it when you are done. -- 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.