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Re: loop macro

    Date: 4 Feb 86 15:50 PST
    From: Gregor.pa@Xerox.COM
    Subject: Re: loop macro
    In-reply-to: Bernard S. Greenberg <BSG@SCRC-STONY-BROOK.ARPA>'s message
     of Tue, 4 Feb 86 16:38 EST
    cc: Fahlman@C.CS.CMU.EDU, common-lisp@SU-AI.ARPA
    Message-ID: <860204-155111-2418@Xerox>

    I think I prefer "lispy" iteration macros.  Here is an example of what I
    mean by a lispy iteration macro:

    ;; Return a list of the items in list-of-items 
    ;; which pass the test TEST.
    (iterate ((item in list-of-items))
      (when (test item)
	(collect item)))

Parens do not a Lisp code make.  This particular example, for instance,
isn't any "lispier" than the equivalent LOOP construction; the
expression "(collect item)" is CERTAINLY not a call to some new function
COLLECT, is it?

	-- Richard