LISP - Loop For Construct


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The loop for construct allows you to implement a for-loop like iteration as most common in other languages.

It allows you to

  • set up variables for iteration

  • specify expression(s) that will conditionally terminate the iteration

  • specify expression(s) for performing some job on each iteration

  • specify expression(s), and expressions for doing some job before exiting the loop

The for loop for construct follows several syntax −

(loop for loop-variable in <a list>
   do (action)
)

(loop for loop-variable from value1 to value2
   do (action)
)

Example 1

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

(loop for x in '(tom dick harry)
   do (format t " ~s" x)
)

When you click the Execute button, or type Ctrl+E, LISP executes it immediately and the result returned is −

TOM DICK HARRY

Example 2

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

(loop for a from 10 to 20
   do (print a)
)

When you click the Execute button, or type Ctrl+E, LISP executes it immediately and the result returned is −

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Example 3

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

(loop for x from 1 to 20
   if(evenp x)
   do (print x)
)

When you click the Execute button, or type Ctrl+E, LISP executes it immediately and the result returned is −

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