Set-theoretic operations on assocs
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It is often useful to use the keys of an associative mapping as a set, exploiting the constant or logarithmic lookup time of most implementations (Association lists being a notable exception).

Set-theoretic operations:
assoc-subset? ( assoc1 assoc2 -- ? )

assoc-intersect ( assoc1 assoc2 -- intersection )

assoc-union ( assoc1 assoc2 -- union )

assoc-diff ( assoc1 assoc2 -- diff )

substitute ( seq assoc -- newseq )

extract-keys ( seq assoc -- subassoc )


Destructive operations:
assoc-union! ( assoc1 assoc2 -- assoc1 )

assoc-diff! ( assoc1 assoc2 -- assoc1 )


See also
key?, assoc-any?, assoc-all?, Sets