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They Called It LISP for a Reason: List Processing

  • Peter Seibel

Abstract

Lists play an important role in Lisp—for reasons both historical and practical. Historically, lists were Lisp’s original composite data type, though it has been decades since they were its only such data type. These days, a Common Lisp programmer is as likely to use a vector, a hash table, or a user-defined class or structure as to use a list.

Keywords

Functional Programming Original List Shared Structure List Processing Common Lisp 
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© Peter Seibel 2005

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  • Peter Seibel

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