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Re: Looping lists through mapcar

From: uzibalqa
Subject: Re: Looping lists through mapcar
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2022 05:34:09 +0000

------- Original Message -------
On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022 at 7:13 PM, Jean Louis <> wrote:

> * uzibalqa [2022-08-23 15:18]:
> > I would like to pass a number of alists in the form assoc-table-N so that I 
> > can store data
> > in another list named `nscrip'. Would like to manage the lists without 
> > having to list them
> > individually. My idea has been to use mapcar, but the scheme has not worked 
> > out, and the lists
> > are net being passed through the loop.
> I find it difficult to understand your above description. I got
> the idea that you wish to name alists such as assoc-table-1,
> assoc-table-2 and that you put those symbols in a new list.
> ;; (dolist (aggr (list (mapcar #'construct-assoc-table
> ;; (number-sequence 1 8))))
> ;; (setq rplc (cdr (assoc word aggr)))
> ;; (unless (null rplc)
> ;; (add-to-list 'nscrip
> ;; (replace-regexp-in-string word rplc word))))

I give you  an implementation that works, assoc-table-N each being an alist

(dolist (aggr (list assoc-table-1 assoc-table-2 assoc-table-3

But with many lists, this becomes cumbersome to list them all when.  Had a go
at using mapcar on a string that matches the names of the alists.

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