Arrays vs Lists

miscdas at miscdas at
Thu Dec 5 12:18:01 EST 2002

Mike McManus writes: 

> As for Dar's question about a list. IME, a list is an ordered delimited 
> groups of words or phrases. The delimiter is usually, but not always a 
> comma. I suspect that is not correct when you consider programming in 
> general. But having spent a lot of time in Hypercard. That is what I 
> consider one.  You can delimit with anything, just be sure it doesn't pop 
> up in you list items. 

Why restrict your definition to an ORDERED group of "things"? Granted that 
intuitively, ordering renders the list more useful. But should it be a 


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