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Re: [Scheme-reports] Mutable Pairs
On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 10:06 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli@x> wrote:
> Yes: removes the ability to mutate it, but not remove mutation. But I
> didn't really advocate for that, knowing how unlikely it is. What I
> was hoping to see is a shred of acknowledgment that immutable data is
> preferrable when possible. That having mutable pairs as a default is
> mostly a matter of legacy and compatibility. That somehow Schemers
> are not completely stuck in the 80s. The pretentiousness of generally
> denying any value in immutable data is, IMO, astonishing.
Making pairs immutable would really be a big improvement, for all
the reasons stated, however unlikely it is to become reality.
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