Darren Duncan wrote: > Jon Lang wrote: >> So what about custom delimiters? >> >> q:2<1100100101> >> q:8 >> q:16~DEADBEEF~ > > Well, sure, if its useful; the idea is to amalgam numeric and Str syntax. > However, because a Blob literal presumably just has 0..9,A-Z,_ characters in > its payload, one of the main uses of custom delimiter flexibility, which is > avoiding conflicts with payload elements, isn't necessary.
True enough. OTOH, I've also used custom delimiters for visual distinction. >>>> -As with C<Hash> types, C<Pair> and C<Mapping> are mutable in their >>>> +As with C<Hash> types, C<Pair> and C<PairSet> are mutable in their >>>> values but not in their keys. (A key can be a reference to a mutable >>>> object, but cannot change its C<.WHICH> identity. In contrast, >>>> the value may be rebound to a different object, just as a hash >>>> element may.) >>> >>> So given that PairSet is mutable as a whole (while PairValSet is >>> immutable), >>> can you please clarify the difference between PairSet and Hash, both of >>> which have immutable keys and mutable values? >> >> Back when it was Mapping, I was under the impression that the >> difference involved whether or not the component Pairs were ordered - >> that is, a Mapping was Positional as well as Associative. I could be >> wrong. > > I was never under the assumption that Mapping was Positional; it was an > immutable Hash essentially, and both were associative not ordered. So > Mapping was renamed to PairValSet, and PairSet was added as a mutable > alternative, hence how the latter differs from Hash is the question. I > think only Capture et al are both associative and ordered. If you want an > ordered list of Pair, I don't think that has its own type otherwise, but you > can parameterize one from Seq/Array/etc. Note that before this most recent change, the document read as "As with C<Hash> types, C<Pair> and C<Mapping> are mutable in their values but not in their keys." Now it reads as "As with C<Hash> types, C<Pair> and C<PairSet> are mutable in their values but not in their keys." I may be wrong about what the difference between a Mapping and a Hash used to be; but the above says that Mapping was mutable in its values, not immutable; and that it was replaced by PairSet, not Pair. Presumably, there was already something in place to differentiate a Mapping from a Hash; and whatever that difference was, it still applies to PairSet vs. Hash (which would possibly make PairSet a poor choice of names, depending on the difference). -- Jonathan "Dataweaver" Lang