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get-setf-expansion place &optional environment

=> vars, vals, store-vars, writer-form, reader-form

Arguments and Values:

place---a place.

environment---an environment object.

vars, vals, store-vars, writer-form, reader-form---a setf expansion.


Determines five values constituting the setf expansion for place in environment; see Section (Setf Expansions).

If environment is not supplied or nil, the environment is the null lexical environment.


 (get-setf-expansion 'x)
=>  NIL, NIL, (#:G0001), (SETQ X #:G0001), X 

;;; This macro is like POP 

 (defmacro xpop (place &environment env)
   (multiple-value-bind (dummies vals new setter getter)
                        (get-setf-expansion place env)
      `(let* (,@(mapcar #'list dummies vals) (,(car new) ,getter))
         (if (cdr new) (error "Can't expand this."))
         (prog1 (car ,(car new))
                (setq ,(car new) (cdr ,(car new)))
 (defsetf frob (x) (value) 
     `(setf (car ,x) ,value)) =>  FROB
;;; The following is an error; an error might be signaled at macro expansion time
 (flet ((frob (x) (cdr x)))  ;Invalid
   (xpop (frob z)))

Affected By: None.

Exceptional Situations: None.

See Also:

defsetf, define-setf-expander, setf


Any compound form is a valid place, since any compound form whose operator f has no setf expander are expanded into a call to (setf f).

The following X3J13 cleanup issues, not part of the specification, apply to this section:

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