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Re: Setting up abbrev

From: tomas
Subject: Re: Setting up abbrev
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2022 22:37:17 +0200

On Mon, Aug 01, 2022 at 08:40:36PM +0200, Emanuel Berg wrote:
> tomas wrote:
> >> Only a pair is a list as well ...
> >
> > But only in very restricted circumstances: when the pair's
> > cdr is nil, i.e. when it is an one-element list.
> >
> > Otherwise it's an improper list...
> >
> > Unless, of course, you consider the list's head as "the
> > list", in a pars pro toto way: then, a list is a pair whose
> > cdr is a list.
> A pair is a list with two elements.

Dunno. In Lisp, there's no technical term "pair". In Scheme,
a "pair" is what Lisp calls a "cons" or a "cons pair", and
this is not a list. Just a building block for lists.

If you want to invent your own terminology, you're welcome,
but communication becomes cumbersome :)


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