alist

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Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of association list.

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Noun[edit]

alist (plural alists)

  1. (computing) association list in LISP.
    • J. S. Moore and Q. Zhang, Proof Pearl: Dijkstra’s Shortest Path Algorithm Verified with ACL2, in Joe Hurd and Tom F. Melham (ed.), Theorem proving in higher order logics: 18th international conference, 2005, p. 375:
      We use alists extensively in this work. A directed graph is an alist associating vertices with edge lists.

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