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From: Dustin Sallings <dustin@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] removing an item from a list efficiently

On Nov 7, 2003, at 4:46, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:

> IMHO to implement an LRU policy, lists are not the best structures due
> to the O(n) limit above. You can consider standard heaps (assuming you
> have an upper bound on the number of entries) or binomial heaps (you 
> can
> find an implementation in Okasaki's book).

	This is really what I was asking, whether ocaml lists could be 
appropriate.

	I'm having difficulty figuring out how to implement a double linked 
list, though.  I want something like this:

type 'a link = Nothing | Link of 'a t;;

type 'a t = {
     data: 'a;
     mutable prev: 'a link;
     mutable next: 'a link;
};;

	But, link and t don't know about each other.  How does one go about 
doing this kind of thing in ocaml?

-- 
Dustin Sallings

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