date: Thu, 3 Sep 92 15:58:43 CST
from: [EMAIL PROTECTED] (Ken Sailor)
Arrays and general functions are isomorphic, certainly in theory.
In practice, however, they are different and the differences
are significant.
And finally, it makes sense to have separate syntax for

My humble opinion about arrays and general functions...
Arrays and general functions are isomorphic, certainly in theory.
In practice, however, they are different and the differences
are significant.
In general, although the set theoretic definition of a function
is a set of ordered pairs, it

My humble opinion about arrays and general functions...
Arrays and general functions are isomorphic, certainly in theory.
In practice, however, they are different and the differences
are significant.
In general, although the set theoretic definition of a function
is a set of ordered pairs, it

David Barton writes:
I submit (for everyone's consideration) that arrays should not be
distinct from functions; indeed, that an array is an alternative
mechanism for defining a function. "Indexing" an array is an artifact
of the Fortran mechanism of viewing an array. An array

I like David Barton's idea of distinguishing between the
array representation of functions and the more familiar
computational representation at the declaration level
but not at the reference level. With this appraoch
references to arrays and references to functions would
look the same in