Is there already a list class?

Robert Dockins robdockins at
Wed Jan 10 11:36:19 EST 2007

On Jan 10, 2007, at 11:12 AM, Jean-Philippe Bernardy wrote:

> On 1/10/07, Spencer Janssen <sjanssen at> wrote:
>> On Jan 10, 2007, at 3:25 AM, Jean-Philippe Bernardy wrote:
>> > I suggest you have a look a the classes for collections that  
>> I've been
>> > working on.
>> > It's an attempt at unifying all collection types in a single  
>> framework
>> > of classes.
>> >
>> > darcs repository:
>> >
>> >
>> How does this library compare to Edison?
> The collections package is intended as an evolution from the
> collection types in the package rather than a radically different
> design. In other words, it's easier to move to the collection packages
> than to edison. Another advantage is that every type is in the same
> "hierarchy" of classes (no separate class for associative
> collections). It also makes heavy usage of MTPC+fundeps, I suspect in
> a way very close to what Robert plans to do for edison. On the other
> hand, there are more types in the edison library.
> Robert: if that is actually the direction where you want to move for
> edison, I'd suggest to merge the two packages.

Something like this might be feasible for the medium/long-term reorg  
I have in mind; however, like I said, I'm still trying to work out  
exactly what I'm aiming for.  I have this thought that there should  
be some principled way to organize these classes based on an  
underlying mathematical model, but it hasn't quite crystalized in my  
head yet.

> Here's the link to the wiki page:
> Cheers,
> JP.

Rob Dockins

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