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design ponderings: plist to alist


From: Thien-Thi Nguyen
Subject: design ponderings: plist to alist
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:48:34 +0200
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includes a function to convert plist (succinct to humans) to alist
(succinct to computers).  I spent 20 minutes poking around the Emacs
source searching for something builtin, to no avail.  I saw a few cases
of the opposite direction (alist to plist) and many cases where plists
are walked at time of use (e.g., the C code for text-properties), so
maybe this is a hint that plist to alist (pre-use) is a net lose.  :-/

What do people think?

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