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Re: rfc: (ice-9 accumulate)

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: rfc: (ice-9 accumulate)
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2010 01:48:19 +0100
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Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> writes:

> Would there be any interest in adding (ice-9 accumulate) to Guile?
> -

I’m currently unconvinced.

> I can see several arguments against doing so:
> - It is a thin layer around (ice-9 q) functionality;

FWIW I’m personally not fond of ‘(ice-9 q)’ because it’s undocumented it
provides an imperative interface.  I have a functional implementation of
purely functional FIFO queues (F. W. Burton, "An Efficient
Implementation of FIFO Queues"), which I’d rather push instead of an
imperative one.

Besides, the first idiom at [0] is about as concise as the one that uses
this API; in addition, it is likely to be more widely understood than
the latter.  This makes this API unappealing to me.



> Of course, the primary argument *for* adding it would be to make porting
> my stuff to Guile easier.  That's a selfish argument, so take it FWIW.

Heh, although I’m unconvinced about this one module I hope we can find
ways to help port your software!


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