generalized-boolean—a generalized boolean.
remprop removes from the property list2 of symbol
a property1 with a property indicator
identical to indicator.
If there are multiple properties1 with the identical key,
remprop only removes the first such property.
remprop returns false if no such property was found,
or true if a property was found.
The property indicator
and the corresponding property value
are removed in an undefined order
by destructively splicing the property list.
The permissible side-effects correspond to those permitted for
(remprop x y) ≡ (remf (symbol-plist x) y)
(setq test (make-symbol "PSEUDO-PI")) → #:PSEUDO-PI (symbol-plist test) → () (setf (get test 'constant) t) → T (setf (get test 'approximation) 3.14) → 3.14 (setf (get test 'error-range) 'noticeable) → NOTICEABLE (symbol-plist test) → (ERROR-RANGE NOTICEABLE APPROXIMATION 3.14 CONSTANT T) (setf (get test 'approximation) nil) → NIL (symbol-plist test) → (ERROR-RANGE NOTICEABLE APPROXIMATION NIL CONSTANT T) (get test 'approximation) → NIL (remprop test 'approximation) → true (get test 'approximation) → NIL (symbol-plist test) → (ERROR-RANGE NOTICEABLE CONSTANT T) (remprop test 'approximation) → NIL (symbol-plist test) → (ERROR-RANGE NOTICEABLE CONSTANT T) (remprop test 'error-range) → true (setf (get test 'approximation) 3) → 3 (symbol-plist test) → (APPROXIMATION 3 CONSTANT T)
The property list of symbol is modified.
Should signal an error of type
type-error if symbol is not a symbol.
Numbers and characters are not recommended for use as
indicators in portable code since
remprop tests with
eq rather than
eql, and consequently the effect of
using such indicators is implementation-dependent.
Of course, if you've gotten as far as needing to remove such a
property, you don't have much choice—the time to have been
thinking about this was when you used
establish the property.