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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-21 18:29:50

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From: "Emily Winch" <emily_at_[hidden]>

> While I agree that "varlist" was a nasty name, I'm not sold on
> associative_list. It has an lot of syllables (but not as many as
> const_associative_list_iterator...), and makes it difficult to keep line
> length
> down. I think multimap (thanks Dave) is almost right, except this thing
> doesn't have the logarithmic-time lookup of multimap. I suppose I could go
> with
> assoc_list, but that's unpronounceable. Any other ideas?

elisp (regular lisp, too?) has "alists" which are exactly what you're

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