Arrays vs Lists
rcozens at pon.net
Thu Dec 5 14:02:01 EST 2002
>I think in general in programming I would think _ordered_ is a
>requirement for "list".
Dar, et al:
I just went through the indexes of the six or seven programming
manuals I've got on my bookshelf (mostly various flavors of Pascal or
HyperTalk)...the only reference to "list" I find is in a section
dealing with Mac resources.
To my mind, a "list" implies no order, just an association or
grouping. I would use "table" to refer to an ordered "list."
And my bottom line is this: if it's generally processed sequentially,
make it a list; if items are generally processed discretely & out of
order, make it an array.
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
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