nil or #nil?

JArchibald at JArchibald at
Tue Aug 25 18:42:05 UTC 1998

What is a literal?  Well ....

A literal is an sequence of characters in the source language which denotes a
constant in the target. (somehow an always should be in there somewhere)

I think we can think of nil, true and false as literals, if we just didn't
have the combined
forms #nil, etc. It would just mean nil, false, and true become reserved
words, and then the previously mentioned problem with defining array literals.


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