... until the collector arrives ...

This "blog" is really just a scratchpad of mine. There is not much of general interest here. Most of the content is scribbled down "live" as I discover things I want to remember. I rarely go back to correct mistakes in older entries. You have been warned :)


Franz' ACL 5 has an interesting 'gotcha' related to backquote syntax.  Consider this form:

`(:a ,x :b ,y :c nil)

The list returned is not entirely fresh.  In fact, the last two conses comprise a constant list.  Therefore, if you destructively alter the last element, all lists generated from this form will be updated.  Ouch.  I am not sure whether this behaviour conforms to ANSI or not (I haven't looked).

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