Subject: Re: cond-let-p From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 13:58:51 GMT Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Manuel Giraud <email@example.com> | Is there in CL a form that let you do stuff like that : | | (cond-let ((a (func)) (* a a)) | (t (error "meuh"))) | | Where a clause is accepted if (func) returns a non-nil value and then 'a' | is bound to this value in the remaining consequent. You are probably aware of the ugly Scheme hack with -> to pass the result of the expression to a function in the body. I toyed with a funcond (hybrid of funcall and cond) once that went like this: (funcond ((func) (lambda (x) (* x x))) (t (lambda (x) (declare (ignore x)) (error "meuh")))) For fairly obvious reasons, I dropped this, having learned something about language design. The not too infrequently used way to do this, however, goes like this: (let (x) (cond ((setq x (func)) (* x x)) (t (error "meuh")))) Which is probably a macro should do if you do not like to see it directly in your own code. /// -- In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none. In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.