to GList or not to GList?

i've implement linked-lists about a million times, but i'm still confused.

The GList structure is stored separately from the data.  What is the
rationale for this organization?  Is it mainly for GINT_TO_POINTER & friends?
To contrast, here is a linked-list implementation that must be embedded in
the data object (see MIME attachment).  For example,

  struct mydata {
    pe_ring peer;
    pe_ring queue;
    gint hits;
    gint priority;

In some cases, this organization seems like a better fit for the problem.

Ignoring the question of API freezes, would such an embedded list be appropriate
for inclusion in glib?  Or is this style of design generally a bad idea?

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