Standard Forth versus Python: a case study

Peter Decker pydecker at gmail.com
Thu Oct 12 14:45:43 CEST 2006


On 12 Oct 2006 04:40:32 -0700, Paul Rubin
<"http://phr.cx"@nospam.invalid> wrote:
> Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> writes:
> > > fun median {
> > >  var x = 0.
> > >   while( *p++) {
> > >     if( (*p) > x) x = *p.
> > >   }
> > >   return x.
> > > }
> >
> > I count two variables, p and x.
>
> Also, that finds the maximum, not the median.  I had stopped examining
> it after seeing it used more than one variable.

Um... isn't 'p' the list in question? There is only one variable used
for the calculation of the return value (yes, it's a maximum), and
that's 'x'.
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# p.d.



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