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Re: FW: [External] : Re: Lisp anime video

From: tomas
Subject: Re: FW: [External] : Re: Lisp anime video
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 08:53:14 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

On Fri, Sep 24, 2021 at 07:38:57AM +0200, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the 
GNU Emacs text editor wrote:
> Drew Adams wrote:
> >
> >
> > where "cou" is as in the word "could"
> Cool site!
> I think `car' and `cdr' are cool but it isn't obvious what the
> rest is for, `nth' and other methods are better for them.

OTOH they are a very tangible hint at the sad fact that
access times are O(n). The function's name's length is
roughly proportional to the computational price paid by
your users.

IOW, if you find yourself writing "cdddddddddddddddddr"
all to often, you might want to rethink your strategy :)


[0] Yeah, I know "cdddddddddddddddddr" isn't "official

 - t

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