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Ease of use of arrays
- To: (BUG LISPM) at MIT-AI
- Subject: Ease of use of arrays
- From: GLS at MIT-AI (Guy L. Steele, Jr.)
- Date: Fri ,25 Jan 80 18:02:00 EDT
CC: GLS at MIT-AI
I agree that lack of read/print capability is one stumbling
block to use of arrays in LISP. I would suggest that this
is a special case of the more general problem that there
aren't a lot of high-level routines for dealing with arrays;
for example, things of the power of MAPCAR, ASSOC, and so on.
NIL has defined a lot of functions for use on its VECTOR
data type. Maybe also some functions should be borrowed\n from APL.