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- To: Robert W. Kerns <RWK@YUKON.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Subject: SIMPLE-VECTOR
- From: David A. Moon <Moon@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
- Date: Wed, 3 Jun 87 21:54 EDT
- Cc: Glenn S. Burke <GSB%JASPER@LIVE-OAK.LCS.MIT.EDU>, DALY@ibm.com, email@example.com
- In-reply-to: <870603180301.9.RWK@WHITE-BIRD.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 87 18:03 EDT
From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK@YUKON.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 87 21:54 EDT
From: Glenn S. Burke <gsb@JASPER.PALLADIAN.COM>
Historically, SIMPLE-VECTOR is a contraction of SIMPLE-GENERAL-VECTOR
....this highly-specific and less
useful thing is taking up the obvious name for a less-specific and more
flexible and useful thing. What would one call this more useful thing?
(SIMPLE-ARRAY * 1). I don't think we need to add even more names for
subtypes of ARRAY to Common Lisp; there are already too many.
I of course would prefer to remove the whole concept of "simple arrays" from
Common Lisp. But it's certainly not my decision.
- From: Robert W. Kerns <RWK@YUKON.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>