On Monday 14 of March 2011 19:28:41 you wrote: > I agree with all you wrote, except when you write about association >=20 > lists: > > Nb., this mechanism is used internally in picoLisp for symbol > > properties=3D20 (aside of the general value of the symbol, each symbol = can > > have any number =3D of=3D20 > > (KEY . VALUE) properties associated with it). Access with (get) and > > (set). >=20 > There is a slight difference: The cells in a symbol's property list are > not of the form (KEY . VALUE), but of (VALUE . KEY), so they are not > really an association list. >=20 > 'get' searches for KEY in a similar way, but the convenient feature is > that 'prop' and '::' return a cell with VALUE in the CAR, so it can be > used directly with functions that expect a 'var' argument (e.g. 'inc', > 'dec', 'push', 'pop', 'queue' and so on). >=20 > The statement Access with (get) and (set) is correct for 'get', but I > assume you mean 'put' for the equivalet setter function.
Thanks a lot for the clarification; makes more sense to me now :D =20 =2D-=20 dexen deVries [[[=E2=86=93][=E2=86=92]]] ``In other news, STFU and hack.'' mahmud, in response to Erann Gat's ``How I lost my faith in Lisp'' http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3D2308816 -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Unsubscribe