Chapter 5: Arrays and Vectors

  • Edmund Weitz


In theory, everything that can be done with arrays can also be done with lists. But just because lists are the ubiquitous data type in Lisp and Lisp is an abbreviation for “LISt Processing,” you shouldn’t be tempted to use lists exclusively. Lists are extremely flexible and lend themselves incredibly well for prototyping (see Chapter 2), but for many algorithms arrays are the better choice because of their constant-time access characteristics.


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  • Edmund Weitz
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