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Re: DLW's message and Fateman's FLOOR.
- To: common-lisp at SU-AI
- Subject: Re: DLW's message and Fateman's FLOOR.
- From: BROOKS at MIT-OZ at MIT-MC
- Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1982 17:16:00 -0000
Most of the time the complaint about FLOOR being expensive
doesn't apply, as it will get compiled down to one result.
But what about when it is a tail recursive call. The compiler
can't know whether both values are needed. How about having
some way of declaring that a function will only return one
(DEFUN USER-MOD3 (X)
(DECLARE (SINGLE-VALUE USER-MOD3))
(MOD X 3))
where we probably want something less ugly.
I suspect (as long as we don't arbitrarily start loading up all
sorts of random functions with multiple values) that this would
only be needed very infrequently.