Subject: Re: How to write implode and explode?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1998/10/15
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kent M Pitman <>
| Gack.  You have got to be kidding.  Why on earth would you wire in the
| package?

  because I thought it was a relatively innocuous obfuscation well suited
  to make it more obviously useless as homework because it wouldn't destroy
  the entire solution or obscure the principle.  however, this sounds like
  a really lame excuse after your elaborate chide, so I've learned my
  lesson today, too: it isn't innocuous at all, and I shouldn't play with
  syntactic fire.  (but note that I _did_ quote "answer".)