More About Program Control

  • Robin Jones
  • Clive Maynard
  • Ian Stewart

Abstract

Lisp has a rich set of mechanisms for handling program control, very few of which we have met so far. We’ll remedy this oversight now, looking first at some more conditional functions. To date we’ve only seen one, cond. There is no absolute need for any others, but there are times when code can be made clearer using other, less general, functions. Common Lisp provides the following.

Keywords

Sugar Cond Suffix Metaphor 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robin Jones
    • 1
  • Clive Maynard
    • 2
  • Ian Stewart
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics, Science and Information TechnologySouth Kent CollegeFolkestoneUK
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringCurtin University of TechnologyPerthW. Australia
  3. 3.Mathematics InstituteUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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