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From: Emily Winch (emily_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-18 17:25:13

Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> "Emily Winch" <emily_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>>I think this is something that we simply don't know yet (OK, to
> remove
>>the generalisation: I don't know it yet). Containers that come
>>immediately to my mind as potentially useful are a tree, and an
>>associative container (for making named template parameters out
> of!).
> [snip]
> Lists have the "closure property" - they can represent any data
> structure, no matter how complex, just not always efficiently. For
> details you may want to consult SICP.

The "not always efficiently" part of that sounds like sufficient reason
to want to experiment with representing things in other ways.


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