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[REBOL] Re: On mutability and sameness

From: jeff:rebol at: 22-Jun-2001 8:01

Howdy, Chris:
> Just to play devil's advocate for a moment... > . . . > > What I think REBOL is lacking is a rigid language spec, or > at least a document that tells REBOL hackers about the time > and space complexity of major datatypes and > operations. Without this sort of information, it is very > easy to end up using something with linear or exponential > cost, when a constant cost alternative is actually > avilable.
Sure, good point-- and we've always been forthright about the order magnitudes associated with different data structures and operations (at least all that data has been posted to this list at one time or another). What's not been done is create a table of these specs and provide that for the interested. Or really anyone could publish an order analysis of REBOL at this point, using ml archive -- search for O(*) If there's any gaps in the data, just ask! . That or it can go into the RT TBD pile. :-) (To Be Done) -jeff