Sat Feb 8 23:12:33 CET 2003
>Why not also add support for matrixes
Matrices aren't as straightforward an extension. You're no longer
dealing with a fundamental type--a tuple--but nested tuples in a
particular format. It could get messy quickly.
someone else wrote:
>Not to seem greedy, but if Erlang were to be
>extened to apply arithmetic operators to tuples,
>what about lists? Even better would be
>to handle any conformal
I wondered about that as well. You could certainly do it, but tuples
are more self-contained than lists. You can't tell up front if two
lists have the same length, for example. Tuples are the closest
analog to arrays in J.
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