Accessor FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH, SIXTH, SEVENTH, EIGHTH, NINTH, TENTH

Syntax:

first list => object

second list => object

third list => object

fourth list => object

fifth list => object

sixth list => object

seventh list => object

eighth list => object

ninth list => object

tenth list => object

(setf (first list) new-object)

(setf (second list) new-object)

(setf (third list) new-object)

(setf (fourth list) new-object)

(setf (fifth list) new-object)

(setf (sixth list) new-object)

(setf (seventh list) new-object)

(setf (eighth list) new-object)

(setf (ninth list) new-object)

(setf (tenth list) new-object)

Arguments and Values:

list---a list, which might be a dotted list or a circular list.

object, new-object---an object.

Description:

The functions first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth access the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth elements of list, respectively. Specifically,

``` (first list)    ==   (car list)
(second list)   ==   (car (cdr list))
(third list)    ==   (car (cddr list))
(fourth list)   ==   (car (cdddr list))
(fifth list)    ==   (car (cddddr list))
(sixth list)    ==   (car (cdr (cddddr list)))
(seventh list)  ==   (car (cddr (cddddr list)))
(eighth list)   ==   (car (cdddr (cddddr list)))
(ninth list)    ==   (car (cddddr (cddddr list)))
(tenth list)    ==   (car (cdr (cddddr (cddddr list))))
```

setf can also be used with any of these functions to change an existing component. The same equivalences apply. For example:

``` (setf (fifth list) new-object) ==  (setf (car (cddddr list)) new-object)
```

Examples:

``` (setq lst '(1 2 3 (4 5 6) ((V)) vi 7 8 9 10))
=>  (1 2 3 (4 5 6) ((V)) VI 7 8 9 10)
(first lst) =>  1
(tenth lst) =>  10
(fifth lst) =>  ((V))
(second (fourth lst)) =>  5
(sixth '(1 2 3)) =>  NIL
(setf (fourth lst) "four") =>  "four"
lst =>  (1 2 3 "four" ((V)) VI 7 8 9 10)
```

Side Effects: None.

Affected By: None.

Exceptional Situations: None.

Notes:

first is functionally equivalent to car, second is functionally equivalent to cadr, third is functionally equivalent to caddr, and fourth is functionally equivalent to cadddr.

The ordinal numbering used here is one-origin, as opposed to the zero-origin numbering used by nth:

``` (fifth x) ==  (nth 4 x)
```

The following X3J13 cleanup issue, not part of the specification, applies to this section: