Hi Christophe, > >> : (T (== 1 1) T) > >> !? (T (== 1 1) T) > >> T -- Undefined > > Hi Alex, I'm not sure that you understood Dean's question. > Or maybe I didn't understand your answer.
Not sure. I hope I didn't misunderstand ;) > What Dean did: > To understand your definition of mmbr, Dean extracted this line: > (T (== 1 1) T) > from the «for». Bad luck, the «for» function is what is called in some lisps > a «special form»: its arguments are not evaluated. > I think that in picoLisp it's called an f-expression. Right. An "FEXPR function", to be exact. However, the expressions in the *body* of 'loop', 'for' and other flow functions are normal s-expressions evaluated the normal way, one after the other, *but* with special handling if the CAR is T or NIL (exit conditions). > and done «manually». > > Some examples in picoLisp: > > : (de f (x) x) # could have been defined with setq or set Side note, Please don't forget upper case here! (de f (X) X) > The «for» function kind of inspects its args to find «clauses» > and treat them specially, not as usual function calls. > That's why brutally extracting them from > the «for» construct doesn't work. Exactly. > An example of this kind is the «let» construct: > > : (let (X "Hello" Y "world") (prinl X " " Y)) > Hello world > Here X is not a function but a symbol to which "Hello" is bound. Yes, 'let' is good example. In summary: As data and code are equivalent, it depends on the context what it is. ♪♫ Alex -- UNSUBSCRIBE: mailto:email@example.com?subject=Unsubscribe