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Re: display property strangeness

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: display property strangeness
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2005 09:07:29 +1300

 > > Forget the substring example, dotimes works like while in foo, but it still
 > > doesn't seem right.
 > What doesn't seem right about it?  It's bog-standard behavior.
 > In your (2nd) dotimes example, "a" only occured once in the source,so
 > there's really only one object "a".
 > In the "two pushes" example, there were two "a"s in the source, so
 > there are two objects "a".

As someone who doesn't have a background in Lisp, I would expect executing
the same statement three times to give the same result as executing three
identical statements.  Perhaps its a bit like quantum mechanics, in that,
once you've passed the stage of disbelief, you can no longer see what the
problem is.


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