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mapcar and values interaction

    Date: Mon, 4 Mar 91 10:59:36 -0700
    From: drstrip@gnome.cs.sandia.gov (David R. Strip)

    Why does (mapcar #'(lambda (x) (values)) '(1 2 3)) eval to (nil nil
    nil) and not ()?  In general, how do you write a function for use in
    a mapcar so that it may or may not contribute to the resulting list?

As for the first question, I don't know.  As for the second, the usual
idiom is:

    (mapcan #'(lambda (thing)
		(if (goodp thing)
		    (list thing)

--David Gadbois