Subject: Re: (let (flet (multiple-value-bind (etc.))))
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2001 21:00:12 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (Software Scavenger)
| I'm wondering about a more powerful version of let, to combine the
| functionality of let, flet, multiple-value-bind, etc.

  There are about as many of these as there are Scheme implementations.
  However useful they seem before you start to write it, it is quickly
  abandoned because in fact it is not particularly useful -- instead of
  being written once and for all, you tinker with it so much there is never
  any actual savings, especially since every Common Lisp programmer you
  might want to share code with has his own version of such a macro.

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.