hd() vs [H|T]

David N. Welton <>
Tue Jun 29 18:02:41 CEST 2004


Someone who was kind enough to take a moment to critique my Hecl code 
mentioned that [H|_T] is faster than hd().  Is it that much faster that 
it warrants using a temporary variable where one might otherwise use 
foo(hd(Bar)) ?

David N. Welton

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