list-1—a proper list.
list-2—a proper list.
test—a designator for a function of two arguments that returns a generalized boolean.
test-not—a designator for a function of two arguments that returns a generalized boolean.
key—a designator for a function of one argument,
nunion return a list
that contains every element that occurs in either list-1
For all possible ordered pairs consisting of one element from list-1 and one element from list-2, :test or :test-not is used to determine whether they satisfy the test. The first argument to the :test or :test-not function is the part of the element of list-1 extracted by the :key function (if supplied); the second argument is the part of the element of list-2 extracted by the :key function (if supplied).
The argument to the :key function is an element of
list-1 or list-2; the return value is part of the supplied
If :key is not supplied or
the element of list-1 or list-2
itself is supplied to the :test or :test-not function.
For every matching pair, one of the two elements of the pair will be in the result. Any element from either list-1 or list-2 that matches no element of the other will appear in the result.
If there is a duplication between list-1 and list-2, only one of the duplicate instances will be in the result. If either list-1 or list-2 has duplicate entries within it, the redundant entries might or might not appear in the result.
The order of elements in the result do not have to
reflect the ordering of list-1 or list-2 in any way.
The result list may be
eq to either
list-1 or list-2 if appropriate.
(union '(a b c) '(f a d)) → (A B C F D) or→ (B C F A D) or→ (D F A B C) (union '((x 5) (y 6)) '((z 2) (x 4)) :key #'car) → ((X 5) (Y 6) (Z 2)) or→ ((X 4) (Y 6) (Z 2)) (setq lst1 (list 1 2 '(1 2) "a" "b") lst2 (list 2 3 '(2 3) "B" "C")) → (2 3 (2 3) "B" "C") (nunion lst1 lst2) → (1 (1 2) "a" "b" 2 3 (2 3) "B" "C") or→ (1 2 (1 2) "a" "b" "C" "B" (2 3) 3)
nunion is permitted to modify any part, car or cdr,
of the list structure of list-1 or list-2.
Should be prepared to signal an error of type
list-1 and list-2 are not proper lists.
intersection, Section 3.2.1 (Compiler Terminology), Section 3.6 (Traversal Rules and Side Effects)
The :test-not parameter is deprecated.
nunion side effect is not required,
it should not be used in for-effect-only positions in portable code.