Symbols as parameters?

Alf P. Steinbach alfps at
Sun Jan 24 18:25:47 CET 2010

* Gabriel Genellina:
> En Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:16:50 -0300, Alf P. Steinbach <alfps at> 
> escribió:
>> I get the impression that there's some message traffic that I don't 
>> see, perhaps on the mailing list, since (a) I haven't seen that about 
>> 'locals' pointed out by anyone else in this thread, and I think I've 
>> read all messages in the thread, and (b) sometimes threads pop up that 
>> start with a reply.
>> For example, the recent thread "Covert number into string" started 
>> with a /reply/ in my newreader, using EternalSeptember's NNTP host.
>> It also starts with a reply in Google's archives, <url: 
> gmane ( is a newsserver that acts as a bridge news <-> 
> mailing lists. The post that started the thread you mention is available 
> there, as well as those previous posts in this thread about the danger 
> of using locals()

Thanks. I have gmane in Thunderbird (after all, IIRC gmane is Norwegian! :-) ), 
but only with one obscure list.


- Alf

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