Alaric B. Williams
Sun, 4 May 1997 19:01:48 +0000

> 2) symbols are evaluated and interned in packages. Think long and hard
> before you use them as a basic part of your pathnames. 

The idea is that the container objects that pathnames refer to
are environments in their own right. So things are bound to
symbols in them. Why should a directory be handled differently
from a module, huh?

> 3) Period is a basic syntactic form, used to construct a dotted pair (a
> cons cell). If you think any LISP programmer is going to let you take
> that away, you are sorely mistaken.

Hmmm, good point. Pick another symbol. Your Syntax May Vary.

> - Adam

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