Subject: Re: Lisp & SICP From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 2000/05/16 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * Erik Naggum | Not using funcall means that the first position is never "stable" | and can never be trusted. This is a semantic difference in the | language communicated to the human readers. * Eli Barzilay <firstname.lastname@example.org> | Except that you can modify functions, and you have lexical bindings | for functions, which makes it exactly as "stable" as plain variables. I take exception with "exactly as", but I get the impression that you still think I'm discussing Scheme in that sentence, where I'm contrasting real Lisps (which have funcall) to Scheme. #:Erik -- If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.