References: IMPORT (CLtL p. 186)
Edit History: Version 2 at committee meeting 15-Mar-87 15:19:23
Version 3 by Masinter 15-Mar-87 18:42:13
Version 4 29-May-87 by Masinter, remove confusing
"to further clarify".
Version 5 to X3J13
The action of IMPORT on the home package of a symbol is not described
well; does it affects the "home package" of a symbol.
IMPORT behaves as follows: if any symbol to be imported has no home
package (SYMBOL-PACKAGE returns NIL), then IMPORT sets the home package
of the symbol to the specified package being imported to.
Most Common Lisp implementations work this way.
small -- it requires a simple rewrite if not done this way.
Without this proposal, there is confusion about how Common Lisp works,
and the risks that some new implementations will not work this way.
None, as this describes current practice.
The cleanup committee supports this clarification.