Subject: Re: Substring?
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 01:24:18 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Kent M Pitman <>
> Then again, that might slow things down and it depends on how "tightly
> coupled" this routine is with the knowledge that the consumer will be the
> same old buffer every time as to whether you might omit it.

  It was an attempt to show how things could be used.  My purpose was not
  to post a function that people should stuff in their private collection
  of code gems and hope that it would save them someday, which I think
  "something like this" would have indicated.  I posted it as a function
  instead of these abominable patterns/idioms that people seem to like, but
  really, it was intended as nothing more than to demonstrate the use of
  displaced arrays and load-time-value to avoid consing up those arrays.

> The code I offered probably isn't strong enough to work in a multi-tasking
> application.

  I should learn to put in disclaimers like this, too.  :)