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Re: Documentation for car and cdr

From: Tomas Zerolo
Subject: Re: Documentation for car and cdr
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 14:28:12 +0100
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On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 09:34:43AM +0000, Alan Mackenzie wrote:
> OK, here are my suggestions.  I think they they are both clear enough and
> rigorous enough:
> " car is a built-in function.
>   (car CONS)
>   Return the car of CONS.  If CONS is nil, return nil.
>   The car of a list or a dotted pair is its first element.
>   Error if CONS is not nil and not a cons cell.  See also `car-safe'."

[similar CDR suggestion snipped]

I actually liked your first suggestions better. I know it is
controversial here :-)

-- tomas

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