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David Rush wrote:
Per Bothner <per@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:A modest but not order-or-magnitude difference on a non-optimizing implementation is not does not IMO justify a less natural api. --Per BothnerI would contend that is it a *more* natural API. I find it just as annoying as the compiler finds it inefficient to scan past an unknown number of arguments to find something that should *always* be there.
Of your two suggestions: 1 (array-set! a val dim0 dim1 ... dimn) 2 (array-set! a (array-index dim0 dim1 ... dimn) val) I can see some appeal in (2), but I do dislike (1). The main problem with (2) is that it adds a new concept - an "index object" data-type. --Per Bothner