Algorithmic lists

Ulf Wiger <>
Mon Oct 16 14:19:56 CEST 2000

We (Kurt Jonsson and I) also discussed using tuples. It has the
disadvantage for us that it involves more changes to existing code
(which is naturally using the list "cons syntax" today.)


On Mon, 16 Oct 2000, Thomas Arts wrote:

>I am horrified by the idea to find the AXD 301 software full with 
>cons cells, just in order to save those few bytes. In particular since
>in these lazy lists, the elements have a very short lifetime (Ulf wants
>to generate a side-effect and throw the value away), it would only
>save you one word. If efficiency turns outto be so much an issue, than 
>adding a new type to Erlang (similar to cons, but with different notiation,
>would be preferable).

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