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Re: The power of Lists



Andre van Tonder <andre@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On Tue, 16 Aug 2005, Michael Sperber wrote:
>
>> Andre has shown that the issue can be worked around.  This has both
>> benefits of convenience and quite substantial cost.  We're having an
>> argument over whether the cost is worth the convenience.  I can see
>> why someone would argue that the convenience is worth it.  I don't
>> agree.
>
> I think the cost is worth it.  It is a one-time burden on the implementor that 
> gives significant (in my experience) convenience to users in perpetuity.  The
> cost is bounded but the savings over all user programs is potentially infinite.

The same could be said for the opposite direction :-)

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Cheers =8-} Mike
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