Choosing a programming language as a competitive tool

Hannah Schroeter hannah at schlund.de
Wed May 9 16:07:54 CEST 2001


Hello!

In article <9d55e1$qel$1 at slb1.atl.mindspring.net>,
Andrew Dalke <dalke at acm.org> wrote:
>[...]

>Please, not "vector"!  A vector is a measurement with a direction
>[...]

I'm sorry, but the term "vector" for a one-dimensional array of
(usually mutable) storage is in common usage.

It's there at least in Lisp (the CL standard is from the beginning of the
90s) and in C++ (std::vector<_ElementType>).

However, it's not unusual that terms have more than one meaning,
depending on the context.

Kind regards,

Hannah.



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