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Extension to MAP [if the shoe doesn't fit?]

	How about, if the first arg to MAP is an integer, it specifies
	which argument should be clobbered?  This doesn't allow an
	unrelated sequence to be be clobbered, of course, but it does
	allow the common case of an in-place MAP operation.

    This is a joke, right?  

There are a number of places where the sequence functions are like
a size 15 shoe -- it just doesn't quite fit a lumber jack, and is
too non-specific for a ballerina.

Could I suggest that these "complaints" be considered evidence for
the need of a simple iteration paradigm?  Each man can then cobble
his own shoe and wear it.

-- JonL --