[plt-scheme] Convention for alists?

From: Richard Cobbe (cobbe at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Sat Apr 2 20:34:02 EST 2005

Is there a commonly-accepted convention for the shape of an association
list?  I've seen both
    '((a . 3) (b . 4) (c . 5))
    '((a 3) (b 4) (c 5))

Clearly, the R5RS primitives will work on both, as will assf from
etc.ss; it's just a question of how one extracts the values.

(Here's the context: my environment library, in PLaneT/300, exports an
env->alist function that returns a list of the second form above.
Should I change it to the first?)


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