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Re: [Chicken-users] Alist versus Hash-table

From: John Cowan
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Alist versus Hash-table
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:34:51 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Peter Bex scripsit:

> Simple: for those who prefer functional updates, but don't want their
> lists to keep growing endlessly.

Fair enough, though the persistent-hash-map egg probably is the Right

> Also, in some cases duplicate entries really mean something different
> (for example in alist->uri query attribute mappings and such).

I don't understand this example.

John Cowan  address@hidden
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