Subject: Re: SETF intuitiveness? (was: Returning Functions)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/10/14
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Barry Margolin
| Locatives complicate garbage collection.  Locatives allow you to have
| pointers into the "middle" of composite objects, whereas "normal" Lisp
| pointers can only point to the beginning of an object.

would it be too much work and hassle to make a locative be a relative
pointer into a normal Lisp object?  (I'm thinking by analogy to displaced

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