Subject: Re: emacs lisp help
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/02/15
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Marco Antoniotti <>
| I suppose at the reader level, isn't it?

  well, since the package system is basically a reader-level thing to begin
  with, naturally, that's where the problems begin, but they don't end
  there.  Emacs is currently so hard-wired on the "one namespace" idea that
  it is intractable to make FOO:BAR and BAR be _perceived_ to be the same
  symbol by any code _other_ than the reader, meaning that code that makes
  its own symbols needs to be made ware of packages, and code that tries to
  write and read back data needs to be very carefully reviewed.  I didn't
  feel like doing that work.