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Re: [Gcl-devel] #n= syntax

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] #n= syntax
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2017 14:46:02 -0400
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Greetings, and thanks!

Raymond Toy <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>>> "Camm" == Camm Maguire <address@hidden> writes:
>     Camm> Greetings!  The ansi-spec describes n as an unsigned decimal, but 
> all
>     Camm> lisp printers I have seen start n at 1.  Is there any problem 
> starting it
>     Camm> at 0?
> Didn't see anything in the spec that says it can't be.

Indeed, everything seems to work starting at 0.

> But why be gratuitously different from everyone else?

No really good reason, but GCL has a hybrid #n= reader which currently
optimizes for the case in which the indices appear sequentially.  Not
really sure if this is worth keeping.

Take care,

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