Subject: Re: idle puzzle
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 21:22:31 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Dorai Sitaram
| What is y?

  *print-base* appears to be an obvious candidate.

| (Hope this isn't too easy.  It took me a while to figure out what was
| happening when I happened to use this identifier.)

  But this is a contraindication for *print-base*.  I doubt that anyone
  would "happen to use" that particular variable.  I am curious to see
  which other variables can have the effect you observed.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.

  Post with compassion: