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by oskarkv
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Help with functions that return functions
Replies: 7
Views: 3295

Re: Help with functions that return functions

Thanks again!

Is is correct to say that function does the same thing that symbol-function does only in the current environment instead of the global environment?
by oskarkv
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Help with functions that return functions
Replies: 7
Views: 3295

Re: Help with functions that return functions

CL-USER> ((setf head) *x* 100) Will it call the function called (setf head) ? Or will it try to evaluate the expression (setf head) and use its return value as the function to call, as you're suggesting? I'd say either interpretation would make sense. And in fact, the spec doesn't favour one interp...
by oskarkv
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: Books and Resources
Topic: What's your favorite book about Lisp?
Replies: 34
Views: 60554

Re: What's your favorite book about Lisp?

I started out reading Practical Common Lisp, but I didn't really like his style of explaining things. Then I tried ANSI Common Lisp and I think it's great. It may be a little hard to follow for complete programming beginners but for people who have already programmed in other languages it's just rig...
by oskarkv
Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Common Lisp
Topic: Help with functions that return functions
Replies: 7
Views: 3295

Help with functions that return functions

Hello! Another Lisp beginner here. I'm currently reading ANSI Common Lisp by Paul Graham (PG). I've come to the chapter on functions and the sub chapter on closures. There are some things that confuse me. *Thought about it for a while.* Hm, now that I have thought about it I think that I have pretty...