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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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