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Re: [ELPA] New package: transient

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [ELPA] New package: transient
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 22:30:18 -0400

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  > For people with some roots in Lisp culture (I'm one of them,
  > mind you), "alist" is obvious. It's an association list, duh.
  > For newcomers... not so much.

Here's how the Emacs Lisp Reference Manual tells Lisp programmers
about this.

    5.8 Association Lists

    An “association list”, or “alist” for short, records a mapping from keys
    to values.  It is a list of cons cells called “associations”: the CAR of
    each cons cell is the “key”, and the CDR is the “associated value”.(1)

Is there a way to make this better?
Where else could we do better?

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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