Subject: Re: case query
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 1999/07/04
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <7lmnrl$>
Kent M Pitman  <> wrote:
| Puns are pricey to have in the language becuase they lead to ambiguity
| but they are also a source of great expressional power, so we live
| with them.  People who don't like them should probably seek out Scheme,
| which tends to eschew puns, for better or worse.

E.g., Scheme[*] doesn't even *allow* singleton keys in "case" -- the first
element of each clause *must* be a list (except for the "else" clause).


[*] By "Scheme" I mean R[45]RS (though  I've run across a few specific
implementations which *do* allow it)...

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