I don't get it either... and I know Scheme. ?
> I don't get it... please explain?
> At 09:47 PM 10/11/99 -0400, you wrote:
> >Normally I wouldn't use this list for jokes, but this one is just so
> >completely relevant to all of us I have to share it. Iain
> >=== ALL USERS PLEASE NOTE ========================
> >CAR and CDR now return extra values.
> >The function CAR now returns two values. Since it has to go to the trouble
> >to figure out if the object is carcdr-able anyway, we figured you might as
> >well get both halves at once. For example, the following code shows how to
> >destructure a cons (SOME-CONS) into its two slots (THE-CAR and THE-CDR):
> > (MULTIPLE-VALUE-BIND (THE-CAR THE-CDR) (CAR SOME-CONS) ...)
> >For symmetry with CAR, CDR returns a second value which is the CAR of the
> >object. In a related change, the functions MAKE-ARRAY and CONS have been
> >fixed so they don't allocate any storage except on the stack. This should
> >hopefully help people who don't like using the garbage collector because
> >it cold boots the machine so often.
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