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Re: screwy alist syntax

From: Stephen Compall
Subject: Re: screwy alist syntax
Date: 16 Apr 2004 16:04:53 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

Brian S McQueen <address@hidden> writes:

> I just noticed something that looks screwy.  Is there a good reason for
> the following?
> The assq func take a key and an alist:
> assq key alist
> ...
> BUT the assq-ref func take an alist and a key, which is the opposite
> order:
> assq-ref alist key
> ...

Just making up stuff here, but I think that `assq' et al are historic
Lisp functions, and so were left as they were.  However, `assq-ref' et
al are new, so can have the `right' order.  They aren't in Emacs,

Stephen Compall or s11 or sirian

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