Subject: Re: Q: FIND-ALL-IF
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/12/07
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Pierre R. Mai" <>
| With this growing consensous and the reluctance to change the core
| standard in mind, it seems to me very unlikely that the *-if-not
| functions will go away.

  And if they go away from the standard, it will take somebody who has
  implemented them a few millisecond to move them into a different
  package that all Common Lisp programmers will probably include on
  their package use lists.  This is quite different from the :test-not
  arguments, which will cause an error once removed.  It is therefore
  likely that even if the standard removes *-if-not, they will not go
  away in real life, but if it removes :test-not, it will go away.  It
  would be foolish for a standard to do something that it knows will be
  countered by the user community, so in all likelihood, operators in
  the standard today will never go away.

  "When you are having a bad day and it seems like everybody is trying
   to piss you off, remember that it takes 42 muscles to produce a
   frown, but only 4 muscles to work the trigger of a good sniper rifle."
								-- Unknown