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[Chicken-users] Re: sequences egg

From: Hans Nowak
Subject: [Chicken-users] Re: sequences egg
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2010 15:26:27 -0500

On 11/18/10 10:03 AM, Felix wrote:

> I've put together a little library of generic "sequence" operations,
> and would like to get some feedback, since I'm not sure about the
> nomenclature and API. Find it here:
> And in the repo, usual place. It has a test-suite, but surely contains
> some bugs, and is a bit of a test for the "fast-generic" extension.
> Comments, suggestions, rants or critique is welcome.

This is more of a question rather than criticism, but... Scheme
already has a (more or less) established nomenclature for certain
actions. For example, to take the length of something, you use length,
string-length, vector-length, etc. There are more of these: -ref,
-map, -fold, etc.

So, I wonder, why not use the same conventions? Instead, I see names
like 'size', 'elt', etc. Wouldn't it be clearer to use names like
sequence-length, or, if that is too verbose, seq-length, etc...?

Hans Nowak

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