"Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen(a)xemacs.org> writes:
Aidan Kehoe writes:
Thanks for pointing this out, Aidan; I'd forgotten whether hash tables
have a readable representation, and haven't had time to look.
> (let ((print-readably t))
> (prin1 really-huge-hash-table))
It's not obvious to me that this will be all that fast on input or
output; if you need huge, persistent, efficient tables, use the
Amusingly (?) enough, the GNU folks are discussing this very problem
(serializing hash tables) at the moment. Yet another decades-old
feature of XEmacs that they are just now getting around to.
Huh? Imagine if they were discussing consing a list, now would that be
a reason for condescension? Since lists have so long been a part of
XEmacs? Or something?
Just because the "GNU folks" are discussing serializing hash tables does
not mean that hash tables have not long been in Emacs, or that XEmacs
has a viable or documented solution for hash table serialization.
I mean, could you explain just what are you now being proud of? What is
the exact thing that you are claiming decades of headstart for?
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
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