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- Subject: Re: list iteration for statement
- From: "John Belmonte" <jvb@...>
- Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 11:35:16 +0900
Edgar Toernig wrote:
> The vm already knows about lists. It builds them for var arg functions...
Ah didn't see that, thanks for the correction.
> Indeed very tricky when implemented with regular tables. The
> question is, is it really necessary? With my semantic of the list loop
> an 'n' field (or getn function) is not required. And the other "most
> common use of n/getn" would be (I guess) tappend. And for that there
> may be simpler optimizations.
I think it's too useful to have nil's in a list. I couldn't see giving that