[erlang-questions] Re: Matrix rotator

Johnny Billquist bqt@REDACTED
Mon Jun 15 14:08:49 CEST 2009

John Haugeland wrote:
>>> Doing something like this is both easier and much faster on tuples, at
>>> which point Mr. Billquist's strategy of construction through item
>>> lookup becomes the preferred method (in lists, the cost of iterating
>>> each list for each item is prohibitive.)
>> I did say it was a trivial implementation, not an efficient one. :-)
> I apologize; I had not meant that to be critical, though in retrospect
> I can see that it appears that way.  Such was not my intent.  What I
> was trying (and failing) to do was to point out an unspoken
> understanding which you clearly have, but which many novices will not.
> I had meant you no disrespect.  I only meant to highlight a concern
> which I suspected third parties with little experience might be
> unaware of.  There are many people on this list who are new to
> software engineering, and I cannot count the number of times I've seen
> novices on IRC be shocked that things like that aren't free.
> I'll look for a different way to raise for attention things like that
> in the future.  Again, my apologies if you felt I was criticizing you.

Hey, I took it with a smile. Just pointing it out so that people don't 
make too many assumptions about me from a piece of code like this.


Johnny Billquist                  || "I'm on a bus
                                   ||  on a psychedelic trip
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pdp is alive!                     ||  tryin' to stay hip" - B. Idol

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