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Vectors as functions

People, people -- they're being *sarcastic*.

(At least, I hope to heaven you are, Prof. Findler.)


Pascal Costanza wrote:

> On Donnerstag, August 14, 2003, at 07:01  Uhr, Robby Findler wrote:
> > As far as vectors as functions, it means that the vector selection
> > operation becomes applying a vector (as a function) to a number.
> > Mutation would be applying it to two values, a number as index and new
> > value to store at that index.
> While this might be aesthetic from a mathematical point of view, I 
> think this most probably leads to harder to find bugs. Think about 
> (apply vec arglist) - this would have strongly different semantics 
> depending on the size of arglist. I'd prefer this to throw an exception 
> for the wrong number of arguments instead of letting this go through 
> unnoticed.
> In general, I think one shouldn't unify things that are strongly 
> different.
> Pascal