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Re: *-clear![!] operator



On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 08:15:56AM +0100, Matthias Radestock wrote:
> scgmille@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 
> >This is missing from the spec.  A functional version of clear isn't 
> >necessary, as it would be equivalent to constructing a new, empty 
> >collection.
> 
> The result is equivalent but the invocation isn't: constructing a new 
> collection requires knowledge of the collection type; calling clear 
> doesn't. For that reason, and for sake of uniformity, there should be a 
> functional version of clear.

Ah yes.  Excellent point.

	Scott

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