I recently needed a more flexible and performant way of manipulating
structured data, specifically data coming into the system in the form
GoLisp has a way to convert back and forth between JSON and Lisp which
uses lists for arrays and association lists for objects. This worked
fine but association lists can be cumbersome to work with and
relatively time consuming. To address this, I ported the frame system
from my RubyLisp project, making some improvements while I was at it.
A frame is a collection of slots. A slot is a key-value pair. So
frames are structurally much like data structures such as Dictionaries
and Maps. In fact, the underlying implementation is a Go
map[string]*Data. What makes frames special is the functionality
that is built on top of that.
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