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Re: Functional hashtables

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Functional hashtables
Date: Sat, 16 May 2020 22:42:40 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.3 (gnu/linux)

Hi there!

Christopher Lemmer Webber <address@hidden> skribis:

> There's no separate package of guile-fash available anywhere, but it
> would be easy enough to do if we're just using it with Guix.  It's
> desirable to not have to keep copy-pasta'ing fash.scm around at least.
> My time in Racket has convinced me that it's an extremely good idea to
> have a well supported functional hashmap type in the language... extra
> points if it's "first class" in syntax (my code has improved
> considerably because of it; no more using alists where they'll bite you
> later just because it "looks prettier").

I’ve never used fash, but I’m all for getting it in Guile proper if Andy
is fine with it.  In general, I agree that having more functional data
structures in Guile is desirable.

Would someone be willing to turn it into a proper Guile module with a
section in the manual and some tests?

> Nice to be back in Guile land!

Heh, good to see you back here!  :-)


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