Just now, namekuseijin wrote: > On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 4:12 PM, Eli Barzilay <e...@barzilay.org> wrote: > > * Finally, I'm also adding a related function: > > `string-normalize-spaces', which takes a string and a regexp for the > > spaces, and turns all spaces into single ones. Same principles as > > above. This one is getting a `#:trim?' keyword that says whether > > spaces at the edges should be dropped (the default) or normalized. > > > > BTW, I hate that name -- it makes the `string-' prefix looks even > > uglier... Any suggestions for a better name? > > compact-spaces? Why should all functions have a type prefix? How > many functions could be possibly named normalize-spaces not dealing > with strings?
That's a convention in `racket/string', derived from a general convention for non-list functions. > why should it take a regexp for the spaces, BTW? Because it's easy to specify, mostly. > (compact-spaces "foobar was here!") > > should be self-evident without requiring the user to provide the > common-sense regex everytime... It defaults to #px"\\s", so that would work fine. -- ((lambda (x) (x x)) (lambda (x) (x x))) Eli Barzilay: http://barzilay.org/ Maze is Life! _________________________ Racket Developers list: http://lists.racket-lang.org/dev