Hi Alex Thanks for your prompt reply...I am adding my replies inline..
Srini ________________________________ > From: Alexander Burger <a...@software-lab.de> > To: email@example.com > Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 1:50:28 PM > Subject: Re: Differences in mapping functions ... > > I am often confused between the variants of the map functions: map, > > mapc, mapcar, mapcan, mapcon, maplist. > Yes, indeed. The names of these 6 functions are historic, they are in > most Lisp variants since early on. Thanks, this was good to know, as I was then able to find some Lisp sites with additional documentation/examples on these functions. ... > In general, all functions in the "Only CAR" column above can be replaced > by the "Whole list" functions if the argument function takes car of > applying 'car' to the argument list. Another difference is that the mapcon and mapcan functions must supply a function that returns a list, while the others can supply a function that returns an atom? > I hope this clears things up a little. Yes, thanks again.. > ♪♫ Alex -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Unsubscribe -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:email@example.com?subject=Unsubscribe