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Re: `append' vs. `nconc'

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: `append' vs. `nconc'
Date: Fri, 01 Jan 2016 14:26:02 +0100
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Barry Margolin <> writes:

>> The thing here is, when it is very obvious and
>> everything is small and easy to handle, what is the
>> actual gain in time and space not using `append'?
>> Answer:
>>     -> 0
>> But OK, as a matter of principle it can be a cool
>> thing to know/do.
> NCONC was created at least 40 years ago, when
> computers were slow and had very little memory (a
> modern cellphone is has the power of a roomful of
> 70's-era mainframes). And garbage collection was
> also very slow (generational GC hadn't been
> developed yet).
> So optimizations like NCONC could be very useful
> back then. These days, the benefit is probably
> very little.

Q.E.D. :)

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