Car and cdr (Re: Python syntax in Lisp and Scheme)
costanza at web.de
Wed Oct 15 22:22:13 CEST 2003
Hartmann Schaffer wrote:
> In article <bmgh32$1a32$1 at f1node01.rhrz.uni-bonn.de>,
> Pascal Costanza <costanza at web.de> writes:
>> I think that's the essential point here. The advantage of the names
car and cdr is that they _don't_ mean anything specific.
> gdee, you should read early lisp history ;-). car and cdr ha[d|ve] a
> very specific meaning
Yes, but noone (noone at all) refers to that meaning anymore. It's a
historical accident that doesn't really matter anymore when developing code.
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