Subject: Re: getting a full symbol name
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/04/30
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Robert Monfera <>
| Probably not.  Without looking at the standard, I have assumed that a
| nickname of "KEYWORD" is simply "".  And here it is:
| > (package-nicknames :keyword)
| ("")  

  so if you turn off printing with package nicknames, they come out as
  keyword:foo?  I don't think so.

  I'm slightly amused by Barry's willingness to regard the standard as
  silly and to-be-ignored when his own interests are at stake.  I have
  been going over the character vs string debate with the purpose of
  writing a proposal for the committee, and I seem to have found a
  rather die-hard attitude from him on precisely what the standard
  said and there were no option but to do _exactly_ what the standard
  said, either.  now, consistency is the hob-goblin of small minds and
  all that, but I can't help but be amused when I realized that some
  people's insistence on adherence to the standard is function of
  rather more shifting personal needs than they pretend they are.