[racket-dev] hashes in ASL

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Aug 25 12:19:26 EDT 2010

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On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 7:04 PM, Shriram Krishnamurthi <sk at cs.brown.edu> wrote:
> Why does make-hash require one argument, rather than just taking zero
> like make-hash in Racket does?  ASL is anyway a language with state,
> so it's perfectly meaningful to create an empty hash table and update
> it.  Furthermore, many algorithms begin with an empty hash table.
> This argument strikes me as entirely gratuitous...but maybe there's
> some bigger picture of ASL I'm missing.
> Shriram
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
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