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Re: Proposal: count

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improper-length ?  Or some variation on that?  For that matter, why
not specify length to accept improper lists, and invent a name for the
thing that signals an error if the list is improper?


On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 8:04 PM, David Van Horn <dvanhorn@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Alexey Radul wrote:
>> My only worry is that the name 'count' clashes with a traditional name
>> for a procedure that counts the number of elements of a collection
>> that satisfy some predicate (and could therefore be confusing, in
>> addition to causing actual name collisions).  I do not, however, have
>> a concrete suggestion for doing better.
> Yep -- it clashes with SRFI 1's `count', for example.  I am really only
> worried about the confusion part.  The library system lets me not worry too
> much about name clashes (hence my use of cons, car, cdr, ...).
> If anyone has a better name, I'd like to hear it.
> David