Subject: Re: Idiot's guide to special variables take 2
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 15 Nov 2002 00:44:33 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (thelifter)
| A) In Lisp variables are called Symbols.

  This is in fact wrong.

| I think this eliminated the confusion which was caused by defining a
| symbol as the "name" of a variable.

  You have reintroduced the confusion.

| Hope I could help you to improve the writing... I have also learned a
| lot by reading it, thank you!

  I fail to see what was wrong or lacking in the description in CLtL 1 or 2
  or in the standard.  In my view, Erann's confused expression can only
  make things worse if you are already confused.  As has been shown.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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