abbreviation of arguments in function

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lyl
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abbreviation of arguments in function

Post by lyl »

To understand the meaning of function arguments, I give there arguments long names. However, it's so boring to use these long names in function body.
I ttied like this:

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(define (f converse-rate-list (define rate converse-rate) )
   body in which "rate" instead of converse-rate-list is use....)
But it fails.
Is there a better way to achievable this goal? That is to say, how to bind a symbol to a argument of function?

cameyo
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Re: abbreviation of arguments in function

Post by cameyo »

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(define (f converse-rate-list)
  (local (rate) (setq rate converse-rate-list))
)
I am almost sure that this is not what you are searching for... :-)
cameyo

rickyboy
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Re: abbreviation of arguments in function

Post by rickyboy »

This is the perfect case for a doc string or a comment.

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(define (f rate)
  “Given converse rate list `rate`, does ...”
  ... code using rate ...)
(λx. x x) (λx. x x)

lyl
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Re: abbreviation of arguments in function

Post by lyl »

@rickyboy What? Newlisp has a elisp style? It's a supprise!

lyl
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Re: abbreviation of arguments in function

Post by lyl »

cameyo wrote:

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(define (f converse-rate-list)
  (local (rate) (setq rate converse-rate-list))
)
I am almost sure that this is not what you are searching for... :-)
cameyo
I'd like to have a try this. Thank you.

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