Subject: Re: CAR, CADR, etc. vs FIRST, SECOND... (was Re: Please help (syntax problems?))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/02/25
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (James A. Crippen)
| Hear, hear!  Every time I try using FIRST or somesuch as a function arg I
| get funny feelings about namespace problems and rename it.  I know I can
| get away with it but there's always the chance...

  Common Lisp doesn't suffer from the namespace problems of Scheme, so the
  issue simply doesn't arise if you use the symbols for variables.