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Re: [Gcl-devel] Re: LISP package external symbols

From: Robert Boyer
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Re: LISP package external symbols
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 20:30:26 -0600

> A lisp implementation that is compliant with the ANSI standard needn't have
> a package named LISP at all.

Maybe so.  It's very hard, at least for me, to digest over 1,000 pages, any
one of which can undermine what is said on any other.

But why, if you are right, is the enumeration of the symbols external to the
LISP package stated so early, i.e., on page 1-30, among the very first
concrete technical assertions in the ANSI standard? HyperSpec\Body\sec_1-9.html

I quote from that section of the standard:

   1.9 Symbols in the COMMON-LISP Package

   The figures on the next twelve pages contain a complete enumeration of the
   978 external symbols in the COMMON-LISP package.



P. S. And why, when I run my test, under Allegro Common Lisp, are the
discrepancies precisely 0?

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