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11.1.2.1.1 Constraints on the COMMON-LISP Package for Conforming Implementations

In a conforming implementation, an external symbol of the common-lisp package can have a function, macro, or special operator definition, a global variable definition (or other status as a dynamic variable due to a special proclamation), or a type definition only if explicitly permitted in this standard. For example, fboundp yields false for any external symbol of the common-lisp package that is not the name of a standardized function, macro or special operator, and boundp returns false for any external symbol of the common-lisp package that is not the name of a standardized global variable. It also follows that conforming programs can use external symbols of the common-lisp package as the names of local lexical variables with confidence that those names have not been proclaimed special by the implementation unless those symbols are names of standardized global variables.

A conforming implementation must not place any property on an external symbol of the common-lisp package using a property indicator that is either an external symbol of any standardized package or a symbol that is otherwise accessible in the common-lisp-user package.


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