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Re: Strange results

From: Neuwirth Erich
Subject: Re: Strange results
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2013 15:54:26 +0200

One more remark.
Writing number base conversions without recursive functions feels utterly 
strange for me.

On Sep 7, 2013, at 2:34 PM, "Pascal J. Bourguignon" <address@hidden> wrote:

> Dwaddle <address@hidden> writes:
>> let didn't do the job, same results. But the problem is solved by explicit 
>> setting the value to 0 or 1
> Indeed, it's not only a problem of scope (with setq you modified global
> dynamic variables, which is dangerous because it _may_ interfer with
> other functions using the same variables.
> But your problem was because you modified a literal object originally
> built by the [0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0] expression.  But it is always the same
> object that is modified every time you call the function.  Hence the use
> of vector or make-vector, which create new vectors each time they're
> evaluated.
> -- 
> __Pascal Bourguignon__

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