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type: defined macro (closure)
location: extension
source file: init.lsp
Common LISP compatible: yes
supported on: all machines


(mapcon <function> <list1> [ <list2> ... ] )
        <function>      -       a function definition (like a LAMBDA) 
                                or a function name
        <listN>         -       a list or list expression


MAPCON applies the <function> to the successive CDRs of each of the lists <listN>. Each of the lists supplies one of the arguments to <function>. The MAPCON macro is similar to the MAPLIST function, except that MAPCON returns a list that is constructed via the destructive NCONC function from the results of the <function> applications. If the lists are of different lengths, the shortest list will determine the number of applications of <function>.


(maplist 'list '(a b))                  ; returns (((A B)) ((B)))
(mapcon  'list '(a b))                  ; returns ((A B) (B))

NOTE: Remember that MAPCON uses NCONC and so it destructively deals with its list arguments.

NOTE: The use of the <function> will work properly when it is a quoted symbol (which is the name of the function), an unquoted symbol (whose value is a function) or a closure object (like a LAMBDA).

NOTE: The macros MAPCAN and MAPCON are created in the INIT.LSP file. If they do not exist in your XLISP system, you might be having a problem with INIT.LSP. Before you start XLISP, look in the directory you are currently in, and check to see if there is an INIT.LSP.

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