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[REBOL] Re: I need a better name (topology?)

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 19-Sep-2001 16:13

Graham Chiu wrote:
> > to-matrix? >
Ummmm... I suggest not. The term "matrix" has specific connotations in a mathematical context that have nothing to do with the functionality that Tim posed. One of the more obvious ones is that matrices are always rectangular (even so-called "triangular matrices" just have all zero entries on one side of a diagonal), whereas Tim seemed to be describing columnar arrangements of entries which don't necessarily have all columns of the same length (a common thing in text processing, which also is totally different from matrices). Just my $0.03... -jn- -- ------------------------------------------------------------ Programming languages: compact, powerful, simple ... Pick any two! joel'dot'neely'at'fedex'dot'com