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bug#33998: 27.0.50; cl-delete does not delete the first list element


From: João Távora
Subject: bug#33998: 27.0.50; cl-delete does not delete the first list element
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2019 13:45:19 +0000

On Mon, Jan 7, 2019 at 6:14 PM Drew Adams <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > > > So, cumbersome as it is, you should always use:
> > >                                ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > > > (setq seq (cl-delete thing seq))
> > >
> > > FWIW, this is not really true.
> > >
> > > `cl-delete' deletes THING from the
> > > _value_ of SEQ.  You might or you
> > > might not want variable SEQ to have
> > > the updated value.
> >
> > But this is what he wanted, so what's
> > the point in making this more confusing
> > than it needs to be?
>
> It's enough to suggest that he might want
> to do that, and point to the manual for
> explanation.  It's the "always" that's
> misleading.

Actually, as I've subsequently demonstrated
the leeway given to cl-delete by the CL spec
is such that it is quite a good idea to *always*
use the (setq SEQ (cl-delete THING SEQ)) idiom,
because you have no control on what cl-delete
does with SEQ. You might indeed not want it
changed but it may change, and not in ways
you can predict.

João





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