Re: Arrays and general function representation

1992-09-04 Thread Paul Otto
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

Re: Arrays and general function representation

1992-09-03 Thread Ken Sailor
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

Re: Arrays and general function representation

1992-09-03 Thread Ken Sailor
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

Arrays and general function representation

1992-08-31 Thread Martin Odersky
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

Re: Arrays and general function representation

1992-08-26 Thread Rex Page
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