Proper or well formed Lists
Thu Dec 14 09:59:48 CET 2000
A well formed list follows the definition List = [Term|List] or . Why
where non proper (or well formed) lists (List = [Term|Term] ex:
[hello|world]) allowed in the language in the first place?
I am having a hard time seeing the need or intent with non well formed
lists, other than a simplifying run-time evaluations and possibly the
parsing. Wouldn't it have been better to have expressions not evaluating
to a well formed list result in a run time error?
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