alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Jun 14 20:41:20 CEST 2003
On Sat, 14 Jun 2003 13:52:17 -0400, Roy Smith <roy at panix.com>
> Why are list comprehensions called what they are? I find the name very
> confusing. Is this some standard computer science term? Is it stolen
> from some other language?
I know it from the functional programming language Haskell
And I believe it's a math term for collecting things together.
Comprehension as in comprehensive not as in comrehending
(understanding). But I could be wrong on that...
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