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Re: [Chicken-hackers] substring=?

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: Re: [Chicken-hackers] substring=?
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:49:29 +0200
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On Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:37:49 +1200 Evan Hanson <address@hidden> wrote:

> I disagree.
> On 2016-08-26  2:46, Elf wrote:
>> substring is an instance of a subset operation, and
> It isn't, and neither is `substring=?`, which is a comparison procedure
> first and foremost.
>> I submit that it shouldn't be named substring
> It isn't, it's named `substring=?`, because it compares substrings.
>> I think the correct behaviour would be adding a check to the beginning
>> of the substring=? procedure, such that
> This would break commutativity for the base case and lead to general
> confusion.
> My two cents, current behaviour is fine.

Out of curiosity: any example where substring=? would be useful in

All the best.

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