Subject: Re: What's the point of flet?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 04:41:45 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Drew McDermott
| The only use I can think of for it is to override the definition of an
| existing function.

  You are not allowed to do that for symbols in the COMMON-LISP package, so
  using the function car as the example is particularly ill-conceived and
  misleading, but if you have user-defined functions that you would like to
  try this on, I'm sure that would have some utility.

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