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Declaration IGNORE, IGNORABLE

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Description

The ignore and ignorable declarations refer to for-value references to variable bindings for the vars and to function bindings for the fns.

An ignore declaration specifies that for-value references to the indicated bindings will not occur within the scope of the declaration. Within the scope of such a declaration, it is desirable for a compiler to issue a warning about the presence of either a for-value reference to any var or fn, or a special declaration for any var.

An ignorable declaration specifies that for-value references to the indicated bindings might or might not occur within the scope of the declaration. Within the scope of such a declaration, it is not desirable for a compiler to issue a warning about the presence or absence of either a for-value reference to any var or fn, or a special declaration for any var.

When not within the scope of a ignore or ignorable declaration, it is desirable for a compiler to issue a warning about any var for which there is neither a for-value reference nor a special declaration, or about any fn for which there is no for-value reference.

Any warning about a "used" or "unused" binding must be of type style-warning, and may not affect program semantics.

The stream variables established by with-open-file, with-open-stream, with-input-from-string, and with-output-to-string, and all iteration variables are, by definition, always "used". Using (declare (ignore v)), for such a variable v has unspecified consequences.

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Symbol DECLARE

\issue{DOTIMES-IGNORE:X3J13-MAR91} \issue{IGNORE-USE-TERMINOLOGY:VALUE-ONLY} \issue{KMP-COMMENTS-ON-SANDRA-COMMENTS:X3J13-MAR-92}