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[REBOL] Re: On mutability and sameness

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 17-Jun-2001 16:39

Hi, Volker, I didn't *quite* ROFL, but I enjoyed the idea very much! ^_^ [agem--crosswinds--net] wrote:
> hm. "particle physics"? > Mutable: the original value is "slow" and can be modified. > Immutable: if you touch the value, it immediate "flips out", > is automatic copied before. > no chance to be fast enough for a change ;-) > > You see, very simple types are very flippy, a bit more complex > types are somewhat slower > and heavy series are really mutable slow. >
> so we should replace 'Immutable with 'flippy? ;-) >
If this explanation doesn't catch on, would we call it a flip flop? Oops, hardware again! Maybe I went a bit too far! -jn- ------------------------------------------------------------ Programming languages: compact, powerful, simple ... Pick any two! joel'dot'neely'at'fedex'dot'com