Summary: Version of take() which takes from the back of a range
--- Comment #0 from Jonathan M Davis <jmdavisp...@gmail.com> 2010-07-21
16:41:01 PDT ---
Most of the functions that we have in phobos at this point seem to deal with
the front of a range rather than the back. Naturally, for a lot of stuff,
that's exactly what you want, and there _are_ ranges which don't have a back,
but for some functions, it would be nice to have a corresponding function which
acts on the back of a range. The one which immediately comes to mind is take().
There's no way to take the back n elements of a range.
There are ways to get more or less the same thing - you can copy the range and
then pop off elements from the front - but there are situations where taking
from the back of a range would be useful. So, I suggest that std.range have a
function named takeBack() - or something similar - which does the same thing as
take() except that it takes from the back of the range rather than the front.
Now, there may be reasons which I haven't thought of why this wouldn't work
very well (unlike take(), it obviously wouldn't work with infinite ranges), but
I would think that it would be useful enough to at least look into adding it.
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