Subject: Re: is Lisp used in text parsing and processing tasks? From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 14 Nov 2002 22:33:26 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Henrik Motakef | As opposed to conventions leading to clear names like cddddr, psetf, | ldp, fboundp, or rplacd? * Erik Naggum | All crystal clear to me, except for `ldp´. * Martti Halminen | The original poster possibly meant ldb, which I believe was directly | borrowed from PDP-10 assembler. Yes, `dpb´ and `ldb´ are PDP-10 instructions, all right. I wish more low-level instructions like this were available to Common Lisp programmers. E.g., byte-swapping instructions and rotates. However, you seem to have missed the potential for a humorous bent on this. Complaining about cryptic names is one thing, but getting them wrong when you do is inherently funny, at least in my book. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.