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Re: Side effects of `sort'

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Side effects of `sort'
Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 15:13:31 +0900

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
> It just means that `sort' would have
> to fiddle not only with `cdr's but also with the `car's.
> Not worth the trouble, tho.

Also it would make sort inconsistent with other destructive list
operators, some of which _can't_ be "fixed".

A lisp programmer basically has to learn this pattern eventually.


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