Subject: Re: Problem with recursive function and &rest
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2004 05:39:02 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Rahul Jain  <> wrote:
| In Commoner's Lisp, we should rename APPLY to FUNCALL*.

Good idea! Except that a suffix "*" doesn't always imply "final arg
is list" (or "consed with") -- it just means "different than without *".
[E.g., for DO/DO*, PROG/PROG*, LET/LET* the "*" means "sequential
binding" as opposed to parallel.] Still, the LIST/LIST* :: FUNCALL/FUNCALL*
analogy is appealing...

| All this talk of APPLYing oneself takes the FUN(CALL) out of programming.



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