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> Date: Tue, 19 Jul 88 00:05:31 PDT
> From: Jon L White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> In fact, I have heard some C programmers praise Common Lisp for it's inclusion
> of hash-tables. They complain and complain about having to reinvent the
> wheel (hash-tables) over and over again.
Apropos of hash tables, one feature of Pop(Log) that I sometimes want
to have is "temporary properties". They are essentially hash tables
such that being in them does not prevent being garbage collected. An
object might have a property (in this table) and nonetheless be
collectable. Is there some problem with such tables that makes them
not a good idea? They certainly seem to be something users can't
write for themselves.