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Re: plists, alists, and hashtables

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: plists, alists, and hashtables
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:21:08 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/25.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:35:01 -0400 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 

>> Let me rephrase my question: is the work of reader macros already
>> planned for the Emacs core as an incremental feature?

SM> Check the emacs-devel mailing-list.  It was discussed not very long ago
SM> (a year or two, maybe?).

I think you maybe mean this?

Started with "[PATCH] Clojure-like syntactic sugar for an anonymous function 

I don't see an actual decision regarding reader macros, just a lot of
discussion.  Should I start a new thread?  Or did you mean a different thread?

On Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12:32:28 -0400 Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> wrote: 

SM> I think what you're getting at is that (core) Lisp is somewhat
SM> "untyped", so alists/plists can't be distinguished from other data built
SM> using cons-cells: only the user knows whether that cons cells is meant
SM> to be an alist or a plist or something else.

Yes, thank you for stating it clearly.  Pascal summarized why trying to
hack around that is not a great idea.


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