Subject: Re: What's up with #'?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 16 Nov 2002 18:36:18 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Chris Gehlker
| Let me ask, with all due humility as a very newbie, if anyone else thinks #'
| is a  code smell? If it is a code smell, is it *supposed* to be in the sense
| that C++ has things in it that stink by design?

  If you prefer to write (function foo) over #'foo, nobody will notice, as
  the latter means exactly and only the former.  If you prefer to write
  (quote foo) over 'foo, however, many will notice, since ' is so common.

  FYI: /real/ humility looks quite different.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
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