Use of abbreviations in scripts

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Sun Oct 15 19:33:18 CDT 2006


Dar and Ken,

I nest so many functions in Rev that I bet the parser has a hard time  
tokenizing everything (like: "hey, it's the eleventh parenthesis in a  
row, how odd")

Ken, cdr and car are the building blocks of lisp... which remind me  
of a badge I saw in a car once which was "my other CAR is FIRST"...

when you have a list, for example '(1 2 3 4 5) then car returns 1 and  
cdr returns '(2 3 4 5). And with that you can make loops and loops  
and loops till you find your self in recursive bliss.

Andre
PS: who thinks every keyboard should have a key with three closing  
parenthesis in it to save time...


On Oct 15, 2006, at 9:17 PM, Ken Ray wrote:

>> Oh, and here is one Andre might understand, "cd" looks like "cdr" to
>> me, an "abbreviation" for "first".
>
> Pardon me, but how does "cdr" act as an abbreviation for "first"?  
> (Sorry, I
> don't "get it"). :-)




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