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Re: Fundamental design flaws



On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 03:49:46PM -0600, scgmille@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2003 at 01:35:07PM -0800, Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
> > 
> > No, it's a flaw in the design. You distinguish lists from alists
> > according to content. You'll have isomorphism problems whenever the
> > content of a list happens to match the structure of an alist. The only
> > way to avoid that is to eliminate support for primitive alists -- which
> > means eliminating support for one of the most common Scheme collections.

Also, you'll notice that we no longer claim compatibility between Scheme 
alists and the SRFI-44 alist-dicts (one of Shiro's issues that was 
addressed).

	Scott

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