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Re: screwy alist syntax

From: Paul Jarc
Subject: Re: screwy alist syntax
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 21:10:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.110002 (No Gnus v0.2) Emacs/21.3 (gnu/linux)

Brian S McQueen <address@hidden> wrote:
> I just noticed something that looks screwy.  Is there a good reason for
> the following?

Whether there was a good reason when these procedures were invented, I
can't say.  (ass*-ref and other *-ref procedures follow the same
pattern among themselves, at least.)  But backward compatibility is a
good reason now for them to stay the way they are.


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