Issue VALUES-&ALLOW-OTHER-KEYS
Issue: VALUES-&ALLOW-OTHER-KEYS

Forum: Editorial

References: VALUES

Category: CLARIFICATION/CHANGE

Edit history: 2004-07-20, Version 1 by Bruno Haible

Status: For CLiki consideration

Problem Description:

(:(clhs values) :(clhs &allow-other-keys)) matches the syntax for the VALUES type specifier, but the description doesn't say what it means. Because the syntax does not allow :(clhs &key), &allow-other-keys was probably a mistake.

Proposal (VALUES-&ALLOW-OTHER-KEYS:DISALLOW):

Don't mention &ALLOW-OTHER-KEYS as being allowed in the VALUES type specifier.

Test case:

Rationale:

Current practice:

CLISP supports &KEY and &ALLOW-OTHER-KEYS.

Cost to Implementors:

None.

Cost to Users:

None.

Cost of Non-Adoption:

Unclear spec.

Benefits:

Aesthetics:

Discussion:
  • Bruno Haible supports proposal DISALLOW.