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>From Wed Jul  7 23:19:42 1999
>From: Steve Dekorte <>

>Has anyone written their own list data type or list API?
>Hmmm. If someone wrote a simple API like:
> list_new() returns listPointer
> list_insert(void *listPointer, lua_Object item)
> list_remove(listPointer, int index)

if listPointer is the head, how would these not be O(n)?

> list_at(listPointer, int index) returns lua_Object

you have to be careful if you're keeping a list of lua_Object.
you should keep a list of references instead and still be careful unless
you lock everything.