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Re: Terminology: fixed-array => eager-array? John Cowan 05 Aug 2015 17:53 UTC

Re: Terminology: fixed-array => eager-array? John Cowan 05 Aug 2015 17:53 UTC

Jamison Hope scripsit:

> So, which characteristic are you intending for all fixed-array instances
> to share?

Not that I claim to speak for Brad, but it seems to me that what they
share is a single algorithm that, given an index tuple, produces a
single integer from it (and from the array's properties) that when
passed to the backing store will produce the corresponding array element.
Non-fixed arrays don't in the general case use this algorithm, and may
not even have a backing store.

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