Subject: Re: how does recursion work?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 16 Oct 2000 02:51:09 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kenny Tilton <>
| ACL does not, because all that happens at this point is that a note
| is made to call something called 'b at runtime.

  'b as read as (quote b)?  Whatever does _quote_ do in this context?

  I'll (reluctantly :) have to side with Barry Margolin on this one:
  People who think that it makes sense to write #'do and the like in
  text in order to half-pretend to be writing code in Lisp do more
  harm than good, and just as #'do doesn't even work, nobody calls 'b
  as a function.  This is actually a case where the call is #'b, but
  in the interest of sanity, just keep it simple: It calls b.

  I agree with everything you say, but I would
  attack to death your right to say it.
				-- Tom Stoppard