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Re: Property Lists bear 04 Apr 2003 06:40 UTC

Re: Property Lists bear 04 Apr 2003 06:40 UTC


>At Thu, 3 Apr 2003 14:47:35 -0800 (PST), bear wrote:

>> What relationships would the equations you wish to see express?
>> Are there similar equations which express similar ideas for named
>> fields in records?  And if so, can I look at them to see if they
>> are adaptable to the hash table implementation of property lists?

On Thu, 3 Apr 2003, Matthias Felleisen Top-posted in response:

> Yes, the constructors, selectors, and setters of named records, as
> opposed to some S-expression implementation schema can be described
> via flow equations. So can hashtables, but not as nicely. Everything
> that goes into a hashtable is a symbol. Everything that comes back
> is everything that went in. So, how are you going to keep track of
> separate kinds of values?

My question about what specific relationships the equations you are
interested in express, and my request for examples of such equations
relating to record types (so I can get some idea of what you are after
here) are not addressed by your response.  In the absence of such
information, my ability to respond helpfully is very limited.

				Bear