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Re: plists, alists, and hashtables

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: plists, alists, and hashtables
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2015 16:45:38 -0400
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RT> There may be alternatives though.  For example, instead of:
RT> #s(hash-table size 65 test eql rehash-size 1.5 rehash-threshold 0.8 data ())
RT> We could have a shorthand, perhaps #s(h data)

Is it really sufficiently better than the currently supported syntaxes
such as

   #s(hash-table data (a 2 b 3))


   ((a . 2) (b . 3))

?  I think it's going to be hard to convince that the few use cases will
be enough to justify all the work.


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