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Re: Scheme style auto-resizing hashtable (fwd)
> On Wed, 4 Nov 1998 Chris.Bitmead@misys.com.au wrote:
> > The bottom line is - I think a hash table should be called hash-table. I
> > think
> > the word "dictionary" should be reserved for some future OO class library,
> > which will probably use hash-table as an implementation.
> Okay, I'm still open minded. If everyone wants "hash-table", then I'll go
> with "hash-table". But I still plan on consulting some other languages to
> see (a) what they call their hash tables, and (b) whether any of them
> actually have a data structure named "dictionary" that orders its entries.
Tcl: array (not a first-class data structure, but close enough)
Common Lisp: hash-table
MIT Scheme: hash-table
> could we implement the object system in C so that it isn't slow? that
> would be a good thing. I'll take a wild guess that STk has a C
> implemented object system (but I still haven't looked at it... someday,
I remember a fair number of mentions that someone was porting the STk
object system to Guile, maybe it will even happen some day.
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