;;; alist.el --- utility functions about association-list
;; Copyright (C) 1993,1994,1995,1996,1998 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
;; Author: MORIOKA Tomohiko <firstname.lastname@example.org>
;; Keywords: alist
;; This file is part of APEL (A Portable Emacs Library).
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(defun put-alist (item value alist)
"Modify ALIST to set VALUE to ITEM.
If there is a pair whose car is ITEM, replace its cdr by VALUE.
If there is not such pair, create new pair (ITEM . VALUE) and
return new alist whose car is the new pair and cdr is ALIST.
\[tomo's ELIS like function]"
(let ((pair (assoc item alist)))
(setcdr pair value)
(cons (cons item value) alist)
(defun del-alist (item alist)
"If there is a pair whose key is ITEM, delete it from ALIST.
\[tomo's ELIS emulating function]"
(if (equal item (car (car alist)))
(let ((pr alist)
(r (cdr alist))
(while (not (null r))
(if (equal item (car (car r)))
(rplacd pr (cdr r))
(throw 'tag alist)))
(setq pr r)
(setq r (cdr r))
(defun set-alist (symbol item value)
"Modify a alist indicated by SYMBOL to set VALUE to ITEM."
(or (boundp symbol)
(set symbol nil)
(set symbol (put-alist item value (symbol-value symbol)))
(defun remove-alist (symbol item)
"Remove ITEM from the alist indicated by SYMBOL."
(and (boundp symbol)
(set symbol (del-alist item (symbol-value symbol)))
(defun modify-alist (modifier default)
"Modify alist DEFAULT into alist MODIFIER."
(setq default (put-alist (car as)(cdr as) default))
(defun set-modified-alist (sym modifier)
"Modify a value of a symbol SYM into alist MODIFIER.
The symbol SYM should be alist. If it is not bound,
its value regard as nil."
(if (not (boundp sym))
(set sym nil)
(set sym (modify-alist modifier (eval sym)))
;;; @ end
;;; alist.el ends here