Inside 214-1E

Existential Pontification and Generalized Abstract Digressions

The case of the Hash Array Mapped Trie

The fast, efficient association map has long been the holy grail of the functional programming community. If you wanted such an abstract data structure in an imperative language, there would be no question about it: you would use a hash table. But the fact that the hash table is founded upon the destructive update makes […]

  • March 29, 2010