Subject: Re: Cons cell archaic!?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2008 20:47:02 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Tamas K Papp  <> wrote:
| Rainer Joswig wrote:
| > I guess that's the yearly cdr-coding discussion we all fear?
| I don't know why Rob brought it up, perhaps he just wanted to mention 
| that it existed at a time.

Recall the "Subject:" of this thread: "Cons cell archaic!?"
I brought it up in the context of a fallacious argument that
was implying that abandoning cons-based lists meant abandoning
S-exprs. I mentioned CDR-coding as "a Middle Way" possibility
that abandons cons-based lists while *keeping* traditional S-exprs.

Oh, and also as reminder that an alternative to pure cons cells
was an *OLD* idea...  ;-}

| It was interesting to read about it, but I 
| fail to see a large practical benefit.



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