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Re: One more question about elisp

From: Francis Moreau
Subject: Re: One more question about elisp
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2009 22:14:01 +0100
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address@hidden (Pascal J. Bourguignon) writes:

> Francis Moreau <address@hidden> writes:
>> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>>>>>> I'm now wondering what is the elisp way to create structured objects
>>>>>> and how to access them later.
>>>>> in the cl package, there is defstruct, which does basically what your
>>>>> C-example does:
>>>>> (defstruct person
>>>>> (age)
>>>>> (name))
>>>> Actually I'm not trying to do elisp the C way, I'm just wondering the
>>>> usual/right way to do this in elisp.
>>> defstruct is the right way to do it.
>> Ok thanks but that's the clisp way actually.
> You cannot say that.  You could say that it's the Common Lisp way, but
> you'd be wrong, since Common Lisp is a synthesis, a unification of
> existing lisp languages.  defstruct is included in Common Lisp because
> it existed in previous lisps, such as MacLisp or ZetaLisp, etc.
> Notice that emacs lisp being slightly earlier than Common Lisp,
> inherits rather from MacLisp than Common Lisp.

Ok thanks for the clarification.


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