Juan Carlos Arevalo Baeza
Mon, 14 May 2001 20:46:20 -0700

    Is there an efficient way to make simple databases in Haskell? I mean 
something like a dictionary, hash table or associative container of some kind.

    I'm aware that Haskell being pure functional means that those things 
are not as easily implemented as they can be in other languages, in fact, 
I've implemented a simple one myself, using a list of pairs (key,value) 
(which means it's slow on lookup) and an optional monad to handle the 

    I guess what I'm wondering is what has been done in this respect. There 
is no such thing in the standard library, as far as I can see, and my 
search through the web has turned up nothing.


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