[Lvlug] Re: Lisp (was Re: [Nj-linux-consultants] Musings)
rjbs-lvlug at lists.manxome.org
Fri Jun 11 15:25:05 EDT 2004
* Faber Fedor <faber at linuxnj.com> [2004-06-11T13:48:29]
> In the Algol type languages, you can only return one thing, and many
> times it's a simple data type. The above example shows how you can
> return TWO pieces of data from a function. (Technically, you're passing
> back one tuple and putting it into two variables). This first showed up
> in Lisp 50 some years ago.
Don't you go besmirching my beloved Perl! Perl, which certainly looks
and sometimes acts Cish, is perfectly capable of returning multiple
my @values = function;
my ($x, $y) = thingie;
...and other such wonders.
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