On Thursday 07 July 2016 17:30:03 Richard W.M. Jones wrote: > This adds imperative list manipulation functions inspired by Perl. > The functions are passed list refs which get updated in place. > > This allows us to replace some awkward pure functional code like: > > let xs = ys in > let xs = if foo then xs @ zs else xs in > > with: > > let xs = ref ys in > if foo then append xs zs; > --- TBH I've always found the "shift" and "unshift" naming of Perl functions slightly awkward, but can live with them. (At least the new functions do the same as Perl ones.) -- Pino Toscano
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