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Re: design ponderings: plist to alist

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: design ponderings: plist to alist
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:20:37 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.4.50 (gnu/linux)

> Actually, an a-list contains the same number of cons cells and requires
> the same number of accesses as a p-list.  I wouldn't say it's more
> succinct to computer than p-list.

It's half the depth, tho, so you get twice as much "memory
parallelism".  And you avoid "parsing" the plist.  This means you can
use regular list operations like mapcar, delq, ...


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