Linked lists (was Re: Typing system vs. Java

Ville Vainio vvainio at
Wed Aug 8 07:26:52 CEST 2001

xtian at writes:

> That's pretty spectacularly neat.

Yes, it is. Gems like that should end up in the tutorial to "whet the
appetite". Now all we need is an iterator for the list, no batter how
tainted and impure that might be... ;-)

How does this kind of list improve performance of lisp-ish recursive
functions, as opposed to cdr = list[1:]? I guess there was a benchmark
a while ago (some kind of "language shootout") that did use list[1:]
and made Python look bad.

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