Subject: Re: Opposite of pushnew
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1999/07/21
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Mark Carroll <>
| I'm looking for a sort of opposite of pushnew ...
| Is there a predefined macro I somehow missed, or a particularly nice
| way of doing it? Just wondering. (-:

  this may be what you're looking for.  please note that neither preparing
  derivative works or making modifications are permitted by default.  (this
  is not free software in case that isn't obvious.)

(defmacro drop (object place &rest keys &key key test test-not &environment environment)
  "Drop a particular OBJECT from list in PLACE.  (Intended as counterpart to PUSH/-NEW.)
Copyright 1999 by Erik Naggum.  Verbatim inclusion and redistribution permitted.
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  (declare (ignore key test test-not))
  (multiple-value-bind (vars vals store-vars writer reader)
      (get-setf-expansion place environment)
    (let ((evaled-value (gensym))
	  (store-var (first store-vars)))
      (if (cdr store-vars)
	`(let* ((,evaled-value ,object)
		,@(mapcar #'list vars vals))
	   (multiple-value-bind ,store-vars ,reader
	     (setq ,store-var (delete ,evaled-value ,store-var :count 1 ,@keys))
	`(let* ((,evaled-value ,object)
		,@(mapcar #'list vars vals)
		(,store-var (delete ,evaled-value ,reader :count 1 ,@keys)))

@1999-07-22T00:37:33Z -- pi billion seconds since the turn of the century