To do entry
A few things to do with entry
- Well, obviously, why not build a short dictionary and try entry out?
- You will probably have noticed that this version of entry expects two inputs whereas the procedure which we originally proposed assumed just one, the key-word. A one input form is obviously easier on the user, but it is also more sensible when only one dictionary is to be used, since the key-word is the only input which can be varied. Providing a better interface is easy enough to achieve by defining a new super-procedure. The super-procedure, which will need a different name (unless you rename entry as, say, entry2), should take just the key-word as input and should do no more than output whatever it receives from a call to entry (or entry2).
- You could also modify entry to turn it into a more general key-word based
search tool (perhaps called get) which is able to deal with
simpler database structures of the form [[key x][key y][key z]].
(E.g. [[hair blue][eyes brown][height 1.75] . . .]).
Could you then rework the definition of entry so that it uses get?
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Department of Linguistic Science
The University of Reading