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Re: iterating over a list while removing elements

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: iterating over a list while removing elements
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:11:31 +0100
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lee <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,


> what is the defined behaviour when you iterate over a list and remove
> elements from that very list?  For example:
> (defsubst multisearch-directory-ref-p (dots)
>   "Return t when the string DOTS ends in a directory reference."
>   (or
>    (string-match "\\.$" dots)
>    (string-match "\\.\\.$" dots)))
> (defun multisearch-make-files-list (directory)
>   "Return a list of files in DIRECTORY, with directory references
> and directories removed."
>   (let ((files-list (directory-files directory t)))
>     (dolist (entry files-list files-list)
>       (unless (and
>              (not (multisearch-directory-ref-p entry))
>              (file-directory-p entry)
>              (file-readable-p entry))
>       (setq files-list (delete entry files-list))))))

Side remark: You don't need `multisearch-directory-ref-p' when applying

  (let ((files-list (directory-files directory t 

Best regards, Michael.

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