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Re: Generalized vs generic

From: Kevin Ryde
Subject: Re: Generalized vs generic
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 08:34:13 +1100
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Mikael Djurfeldt <address@hidden> writes:
> To me, the name "generalized_vector" feels a bit odd and heavy. 
> Looking in the dictionaries, it seems like the term "generic_vector"
> would be more fitting. What do the native English speakers say?

I would steer clear of "generic", since it has a specific meaning for

Shortening to perhaps "general" would read fine to me.

Something like "any-vector-ref" may be an option, since there's no
such thing as a generalized vector, they're just functions for
accessing any vector.

Except "any" doesn't read terribly well to me, it's a bit close to
srfi-1 `any' for a start.  Some other similar word maybe.

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