Filter (was Re: Using DropBox for Faster Mobile Development)
benr_mc at cogapp.com
Thu Feb 23 15:08:04 CST 2012
I think this may indeed be a matter of perception, and therefore not one with
a right or wrong answer!
But I think there absolutely _is_ a difference between terminate and delimit.
And I've found from experience that some LC developers think of line formatted
lists as a series of lines delimited by return (and I see in their code care
being taken to avoid a final return, which would be redundant in that model
when there's nothing to delimit); while others think of line formatted lists
as a series of lines each terminated by return (and therefore their code takes
equal pains to ensure that there's always a return at the end).
One might say that the nice thing is that FILTER allows both kinds of
developers to remain secure in their respective deluded belief system...
> I see it differently. The same command with essentially the same
> data (except for the one trailing cr) returns different results.
Strictly speaking, isn't that "the same command with different data returns
Or if you prefer, "the same command with essentially the same data (except for
the one trailing cr) returns essentially the same results (except for the one
On 21/02/2012 17:57, Bob Sneidar wrote:
> I see it differently. The same command with essentially the same data (except for the one trailing cr) returns different results. The FILTER command works with lines. It doesn't know from squat whether or not the developer meant to "terminate" or "delimit" and simply forgot to "terminate" the last line. In fact I am not even sure I understand the distinction. In this context "terminate" and "delimit" mean the same thing. There is no termination in LC that I know of.
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