Choosing a programming language as a competitive tool

Hannah Schroeter hannah at
Wed May 9 10:07:54 EDT 2001


In article <9d55e1$qel$1 at>,
Andrew Dalke <dalke at> 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,


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