Subject: Re: (endp lst) or (null lst)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 05 Jan 2003 07:12:27 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Chris Gehlker <>
| I assume that "cons" is just a typo for "consp".

  Yes, sorry about that.

| So the solution that we both prefer is labeled "the infinitely
| silly Scheme-like example"? That is the source of my confusion.

  Ah.  The idea of computing the length of a list with recursion is
  very Scheme-like and very silly, and you should not do this, but it
  is useful in an example.  Note that both examples are identical in
  this respect and it can therefore not be the point of the examples.
  The point of the examples is therefore where they differ.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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