Odd.  I've asked questions here before and got answers.  If I'm wrong, then I will re-ask the question in the appropriate location.

Thanks for the heads up.

On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Pascal J. Bourguignon <pjb@informatimago.com> wrote:
"Yves S. Garret" <yoursurrogategod@gmail.com> writes:

> Hi all,
>    I'm reading this chapter of gigamonkeys.
> http://www.gigamonkeys.com/book/practical-a-simple-database.html
> 2/3 down the page, I see the following methods:
> http://bin.cakephp.org/view/1169646936
> Now, where I'm drawing a complete and utter blank is 1) how *db* is
> accessed, that's where all the data is held and 2) what the heck is
> &key?
> If I'm missing something absurdly obvious, please feel free to point it out.

This is not the right place to ask that.


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Stretching it, your question could enter the "miscellaneous comments"
category, but since it really has nothing to do with clisp specifically,
but more with Common Lisp in general, you should be asking it on:

&key is described in chapter "5. Functions" of "Practical Common Lisp".
Lambda Lists are explained in section "3.4 Lambda Lists" of CLHS.

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