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From Joe Germuska <>
Subject Re: [digester][PROPOSAL] named stacks
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2004 23:01:36 GMT
At 10:23 PM +0000 2/26/04, robert burrell donkin wrote:
>a simple hashmap (allowing named objects) has been proposed as a 
>solution to the problem of communication. i feel that named stacks 
>provide all the functionality that a named object would provide (one 
>rule pushes an object onto a particular stack, the other peeks at 
>it) but also allows more complex communication helpful when 
>processing deeply nested tags.

I think this is a good solution, especially if you have a use case 
for the more complicated situation and an itch to code it.  I agree 
that named stacks provide all the functionality, especially if 
someone hides the details behind a couple of handy standard rules.


Joe Germuska       
       "Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them 
the usual way.  This happens to us all the time with computers, and 
nobody thinks of complaining."
             -- Jef Raskin

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