Podcast 1111

by ynniv

The audio is alive!

One Response to “Podcast 1111”

  1. luke says:

    Car and cdr seem pretty easy to remember after a little programming with them and so I don’t find them any worse than first/rest or head/tail.  You’ll find though that even scheme still has car and cdr because they offer something you will not see in the others and thats compound operations.  This mechanism usually exists to a 4th degree on common lisp and second degree (caar, but not caaar) in elisp.

    (cdar ‘((1 2 3) (4 5 6))) is the same as (cdr (car ((1 2 3) (4 5 6))))

    Certainly the original meanings of car mean little anymore (contents of address register and contents of decrement register), but it doesn’t seem to be any harder to remember than remembering first/rest or head/tail (its hd/tl in sml).

    The audio quality is great and its funny when two conversations are occurring at the same time.  You can listen to one then rewind and listen to the other (ala the Ben/Tia? converation and the Graham/Vinny conversation).


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