It's a list! It's an array! No, it's...
dsc at swcp.com
Sat Dec 7 13:08:01 EST 2002
On Saturday, December 7, 2002, at 04:08 AM, miscdas at boxfrog.com wrote:
>> I'm working on a way to pack some values together and take them apart.
> Seems to me you just found your name and function names.
> The object is a package.
> The functions are pack and unpack.
> To string them together or unstring, tie and untie.
One problem is the 7 letters. Maybe box is better for sticking into
function names. And it can be a noun or a verb. I think most of us can
read names of the form xxxPkgyyyy, though.
Now this sequence of packages... Is it a package string? shipment?
Pallet? Multipackage? Bundle? 12DaysOfChristmas?
I had thought of pack earlier. It is a little misleading. It doesn't
make data representation smaller. If readability options are used, it
makes them larger. Even so, one can have _one_ value that contains lots
of things, so with that kind of path, it is pack.
page and book (Page might work as the next higher chunk name,
right above line)
page and pages
envelope and ???
box and boxes
box(val) ==> box
box(val, typeCode) ==> box
unbox(box) ==> val
unbox(boxes) ==> val of first
boxOf(boxes, index) ==> box
boxOf(boxes, indexStart, indexEnd) ==> boxes or box
unBoxOf(boxes, index) ==> val
put empty into noBoxes
put box1 & box2 into myBoxes
deleteBoxOf(boxesRef, indexStart, indexEnd)
putBoxOf(newBox2, myBoxes, -1) -- Replaces last box of myBoxes with new
put boxOf(myQ,-1) into temp
on enqueue val
put box(val) & myQ into myQ
Does that sound right?
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