Subject: Re: Idiot's guide to special variables take 2
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 16 Nov 2002 00:56:17 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (thelifter)
| Well, according to the language specification this is no coincidence
| but intended:
| "symbol-value returns the current value of the dynamic (special)
| variable named by symbol."

  Would you guys please try to /listen/ to what Kent says and not argue
  against it without understanding it?

  What you assume without due cause is that there has been a `special´
  declaration for the symbol.  This is the assumption that you have to
  understand does not always hold.

  My God, how annoying it is to try to explain something to people who are
  unwilling to listen because they believe they already understand things
  better than their teachers.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.