Subject: Re: global variables when making executables in Allegro?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/05/23
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Raul Valdes-Perez
| If you do a little experiment, like (setq a 1) followed by dumping
| with generate-application, then on re-starting "a" doesn't have the
| value.  How then can I get expensively-computed values to be
| remembered in a generate-application dump?

  You start by reading the manual.  Have you done that?  My guess is
  you haven't even tried, as that "experiment" of yours is pointless.

  If you think I'm _really_ saying "you shouldn't be doing that if you
  don't know what you're doing", and that this is arrogant, let me
  counter by _actually_ saying that people who don't _want_ to know
  what they are doing really tick me off, because it's a type of
  arrogance that has become very popular with easy-to-use computers:
  Ignorance with an attitude.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.