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Format: (nth <index> <list>)

Required arguments: 2

<index>: any expression which returns a positive integer (fixnum). <list>: any expression which returns a list.

The function nth returns the indexed element of <list>. <index> must be a non-negative integer. 0 indicates the first element of <list>, 1 the second, etc. An index past the end of the list will cause nth to return nil.


>(nth 0 '(picard riker work crusher))

>(nth 2 '((captain picard) 
          (commander riker) 
          (lieutenant worf)  
          (ensign crusher)))

© Colin Allen & Maneesh Dhagat
November 1999