I wanted to ask if anyone had thought of clever mnemonics to get the order of prepend and append right. I usually get them backward!
I think my wrong thinking goes like this... just taking append as an example. "Append" has a direct and indirect object: I (the subject) append the direct object onto the indirect one: if I append "food" onto "cat," I get cat food.
In my mind, the left inlet is the direct object, so then I think that the left-hand list should follow the right-hand list... but of course this is backward. (I get this so consistently wrong that I'm tempted to think, maybe the semantics are just wrong in both Pd and Max... but of course I just have to adapt my thinking.)
I guess I should think of it like: RHS is more consistent, LHS probably changes on every invocation. Prepend, the consistent part is a prefix; append, it's a suffix.
Any other ideas?