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Re: Lisp anime video

From: tomas
Subject: Re: Lisp anime video
Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2021 17:05:06 +0200
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On Sun, Sep 05, 2021 at 04:46:04PM +0200, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the 
GNU Emacs text editor wrote:

> Yeah, head and tail I get, that is more related to the list


> And not that people were handling huge and complicated nested
> data structures? Which sounds very impractical and error prone?
> Only they were so skilled it still worked? With `car', `cdr',
> and, literally, 28 combinations?

Never forget that a list's car can also be... a list. That's the
fun part :-)

> Or what is the reason?
> >
> I never understood that, well, in general, but specifically,
> what are "patterns and metapatterns" and how/when is it that
> "we" use those?

All the time :)

 - t

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