http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=5076



--- Comment #6 from bearophile_h...@eml.cc 2010-10-19 13:32:04 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #4)

> array creates an array from anything. We should have a way to say "duplicate
> and preserve type".

After thinking about your words for some time I have understood your point.

So after your change, for the semantics I am looking for, I'll need to write a
bit longer code:
sorted(array(some_linked_list))

What if the input collection is not sortable? Like:
sorted(some_hash_set)

In that case I presume the compilation will fail, and I'll have to use
something like:
sorted(array(some_hash_set))

Or even:
sorted(toList(some_hash_set))

(Where toList() is similar to array() but produces some kind of list out of an
iterable).

A problem in using this:
sorted(array(some_linked_list))
is that array() is supposed to create an array duplicate of the collection, and
then sorted() is supposed to create a second useless copy of it.

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