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Re: map.el and naming

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: map.el and naming
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:22:44 +0600

On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 7:38 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <address@hidden> wrote:

>  > So it seems the alternative is between finding a replacement for the
>  > "map, the type" (where "dict" is the best candidate so far) and finding
>  > a replacement for "map, the operation" (not sure what the best
>  > candidates would be here, maybe "iterate", or "loop", or "visit"?).
> Try "visit", please.  Iterate and loop imply linear order to some
> extent, and people often assume the order is stable against insertion.
> (Yeah, I know, in fact "iterate" doesn't imply any such thing, and the
> implication in "loop" is pretty weak.  It's just that I've seen this
> happen with "iterate" in Python.)

Another term is “for-each”, although it also has a slight connotation
that the function being mapped over the collection is called primarily
for its side effect rather than return value.

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