Re: Comparing Pika-syle and JNI-style Jim Blandy (14 Jan 2004 20:28 UTC)
Re: Comparing Pika-syle and JNI-style Jim Blandy 14 Jan 2004 20:28 UTC
Tom Lord <email@example.com> writes:
> > Note, by the way that while my assq is arguably uglier than yours,
> > mine is O(1) space and yours is O(N) where N is the length of the
> > alist.
> D'oh! Not really -- I just figured out what `mn_to_cdr' must mean.
> Still, it's noteworthy that to achieve O(1)ness you had to write in
> linear style not procedural style -- the variable `pair_key' in
> particular -- and that you had free two references in a loop rather
> than unprotecting a frame just once, outside the loop.
That's exactly right. This is the explicit-free clutter.