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Re: print out all members of a list, v.1.0


From: rusi
Subject: Re: print out all members of a list, v.1.0
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 22:02:17 -0800 (PST)
User-agent: G2/1.0

On Feb 28, 11:25 pm, ken <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ughhh.  Finally, after reading many, many info pages and running a dozen
> or so google searches and reading four or five that many web pages over
> the past couple days, I found what I was after... mapconcat.  Still then
> it took a bit of reading error messages and playing around with syntax,
> but it's working.  All that for one line of code!

Learning a new language is often most frustrating in the simplest
aspects.

Use this list/group earlier next time!

>
> I've programmed in a lot of languages over the decades, but elisp
> definitely has the steepest learning curve... prolly cuz it's so
> hodge-podgey.

yes it is. emacs lisp became obsolete when scheme and common lisp came
out -- which is about 30 years ago.  And its still the most commonly
used lisp. Go figure!

> Well, this isn't a discussion I have time for.  I'm just
> sayin', if not for emacs, elisp would be gone... and it might be gone
> anyway in a generation or two.  I'll leave it to those who know the
> language better than I to if/how to prevent that happening.
>
> On 02/28/2011 12:21 PM ken wrote:
>
> > On 02/28/2011 10:20 AM ken wrote:
> >> (car '("one" "two" "three"))
>
> >> prints out "one" ... the first of the list.  How to print out all
> >> elements of the list (in order and with the double quotes around them?
> >> I'm actually looking just to substitute something for "car" and not
> >> write an entire function.  Or is there no such thing?
>
> >> Thanks much.
>
> > I've been criticized for my elisp terminology-- and properly so--, so
> > let me rephrase:
>
> > (car '("one" "two" "three"))
>
> > returns a string consisting of the first element (?) of the list.  Is
> > there an elisp function which either (1) returns one string for each
> > element of the list or (2) returns one string containing all elements of
> > the list?
>
> > E.g.:
>
> > (1) "one" "two" "three"
>
> > or
>
> > (2) "onetwothree"
>
> > preferably (1).
>
> > Thanks again.
>
> > P.S. It seems strange that elisp has so many ways to manipulate lists,
> > but doesn't seem to have this very simple functionality.
>
>



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