Subject: Re: defmacro question
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/07/26
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Rainer Joswig <>
| One can use it that way - usually I use strings, because I don't
| want to create arbitrary symbols in a package.

  You can limit the effect to compile-time with #.(symbol-name 'x).

| For example I'll always write (in-package "FOO") and never
| (in-package 'foo).

  I use (in-package :foo).

| I also really *want* to specify the case-ness of a symbol.

  I have a cat, so I know that when she digs her very sharp claws into
  my chest or stomach it's really a sign of affection, but I don't see
  any reason for programming languages to show affection with pain.

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