Subject: Re: setq x setf
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/06/15
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Xenophon Fenderson the Carbon(d)ated
| For symbols, it just so happens that
|     (SETF FOO 1)
| and
| are the same thing, largely because
|     FOO
| and
| are the same thing.

  This is just plain false.

| (SET (QUOTE FOO) 1) and (SETQ FOO 1) are the same thing; SETQ expands
| into the SET function, and SET changes the SYMBOL-VALUE of the symbol.

  This is just plain false, too.

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