Subject: Re: defmacro question From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/07/26 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Rainer Joswig <firstname.lastname@example.org> | 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. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.