file: 10-C-lists.muf package: muf status: alpha
mapcan function accepts a block of lists and a
function, which must accept as many arguments as there are
lists in the block, and return a list. On the first call to
the given function, it is passed the first element in each
of the given lists. On the second call, it recieves the
second element from each list. This continues until one or
more of the lists run out of elements.
The lists returned from the successive calls are combined
nconc and returned as the final result.
Stack: [ [ "a" "b" "c" ]l | :: nil cons ; mapcan --> list Stack: list first list second list third Stack: "a" "b" "c"
mapcar is derived from
as usual an 'n' to signal a destructive list operation.
mapcan as providing a way for the
to return a variable number of results on each call,
including zero (by returning
See section mapcar.
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