LISP - Loop Construct


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The loop construct is the simplest form of iteration provided by LISP. In its simplest form It allows you to execute some statement(s) repeatedly until it finds a return statement.

It has the following syntax −

(loop (s-expressions))

Example

Create a new source code file named main.lisp and type the following code in it.

(setq a 10)
(loop 
   (setq a (+ a 1))
   (write a)
   (terpri)
   (when (> a 17) (return a))
)

When you execute the code, it returns the following result −

11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18

Please note that without the return statement, the loop macro would produce an infinite loop.

lisp_loops.htm
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