Subject: Re: concatenating strings
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 18 Nov 2002 05:23:26 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Christopher C. Stacy
| If your problem is that you don't like to type long names, why not use
| the abbreviation facility that is built into your editor?  For example,
| in Emacs, you can make the string "mvb" automatically expand into
| "multiple-value-bind".

  Emacs can also expand m-v-b into multiple-value-bind if you use partial
  completion mode.  Typing less is among the best reasons to use Emacs, but
  people who remain in typewriter age will likely not understand how much
  redundancy there is in what we type and how few words we actually use.
  "What you see is what you get" to many imply "what you type is what you
  see", but this is a fantastically limiting mode of using your computer.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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