Subject: Re: Learning LISP? From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1998/12/02 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * daveva#earthling.net (Dave Vandervies) | Can you imagine typing (first (first (rest (first (rest (first foo)))))) | 50 times? how about (first (second (second (first foo))))? in case you're referring to a tree, how about (tree-node foo 0 1 1 0)? note that the order of the arguments is reversed from the above code. the location in a tree is specified with the number of CDRs before a CAR. other location specifications may be more useful in a given case. | Of course, code that does something like that would have to be documented | well enough for the average programmer to easily understand what it's | doing and why, since at the moment I'm more interested in maintainability | than job security. >:] funny how that actually improves job security... :) #:Erik -- The Microsoft Dating Program -- where do you want to crash tonight?