[erlang-questions] Proposal: add lists:intersperse/2 and lists:intercalate/2
Richard A. O'Keefe
Thu Mar 10 00:41:14 CET 2016
On 9/03/16 11:27 pm, Chandru wrote:
> I looked up the definition and while I couldn't find one which
> restricts the insertion to ONE thing, it certainly doesn't say it is
> the repeated insertion into a sequence, so clearly intercalate is the
> wrong choice here.
OED sense 1:
To insert (an additional day, days, or month) in the calendar in
order to bring
the current reckoning of time into harmony with the natural solar year.
[The Gregorian calendar inserts ONE day into the year.
The Hebrew calendar inserts ONE month into the year.
Some lunar calendars insert ONE day into a month to catch up with
what the real moon is doing.]
OED sense 2:
To insert or interpose something additional, extraneous, or out of
course, between the ordinary members of any series or the successive
parts of any whole
[One of the examples actually refers to inserting ONE letter into a
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