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Re: reading a variable from the user

From: PJ Weisberg
Subject: Re: reading a variable from the user
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 23:08:49 -0700

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, Eric Abrahamsen <> wrote:
> The difference, as far as I know, is that in the first method you can
> have multiple values per list (so something like (william "William"
> "White" "")), whereas the dotted cons cell notation (the
> second one) only allows two atoms.

FYI, '(william "William" "White" "") is exactly the same as '(william . ("William" "White" ""))

For that matter it's the same as '(william . ("William" . ("White" . ("" . nil)))).  A list is just a chain of cons cells.


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