[plt-scheme] hash-has-key?

From: Carl Eastlund (carl.eastlund at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Mar 27 19:28:19 EDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 7:14 PM, Henk Boom <henk at henk.ca> wrote:
> Hi, I was looking for a way to test whether or not a hash table has a
> mapping for a given key. I was surprised not to find anything in the
> docs, but thought of two ways to implement this:
> (define (hash-has-key? hash key)
>  (let/cc return
>    (hash-ref hash key (lambda () (return #f)))
>    #t))
> (define hash-has-key?
>  (let ((distinct-value (gensym)))
>    (lambda (hash key)
>      (not (eq? distinct-value (hash-ref hash key distinct-value))))))
> Both of these seem like roundabout approaches, is there a built-in way
> to do this? If not, is one of these better than the other?
>    Henk

There's no built-in way that I know if.  When I write it myself, I
write almost the same as your first one, but I use let/ec instead of
let/cc to use an escape continuation -- I believe it's much more

Carl Eastlund

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