[Openmcl-devel] ccl manual (was Re: trace on recursive functions)

Raffael Cavallaro raffaelcavallaro at mac.com
Sat Dec 12 08:51:46 PST 2009

On Dec 12, 2009, at 11:11 AM, Alexander Repenning wrote:

>  In Lisp the interpretation of these kinds of forms, even at a syntactic level is highly ambiguous:

As lisp programmers we're well aware that each form has its own requirements for syntactic correctness which is not enforced by the lisp reader per se. I think we're up to understanding the permissible syntax of a simple s-expression syntax intended to generate xml.

>  At the end of the day this more relaxed syntactic interpretation is not helping. On the other hand, teaching game design to middle school kids, I find that many 11 year old kids have no problem writing correct XML expressions.

The point is that everyone who will be doing documentation for ClozureCL is a lisp programmer, not a middle school student with no prior experience with s-expressions.

Raffael Cavallaro
raffaelcavallaro at me.com

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