Subject: Re: Allegro compilation warnings
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/10/20
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Paolo Amoroso <>
| I understand (A) and (C), but I fail to get the difference--if any--between
| (B) and its implicit definition as a sort of "set complement" of (A) and
| (C). Could you elaborate on this?

  The purpose of a scope (B) is to make it easier on those of us who
  don't think productively in terms of "the whole entire universe of
  all possible positions, actions, plans, desires, and desiderata,
  except what I said in (A)".  Usually, it is important to point out
  some of the most important issues that you do not want to address in
  order that you can practically and productively exclude discussions
  without having to enter another discussion to determine whether they
  are part of the negated universe of possibilities.  Why did this
  need elaboration?  Never been to a standards committee?  :)
  I agree with everything you say, but I would
  attack to death your right to say it.
				-- Tom Stoppard