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- Subject: Re: 5.2 work3 manual
- From: Tony Finch <dot@...>
- Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2010 15:59:12 +0100
On Mon, 7 Jun 2010, T T wrote:
> On 7 June 2010 02:53, Javier Guerra Giraldez <email@example.com> wrote:
> > can you suggest such a definition that also:
> > - is useful for tables without holes
> > - is quick to compute
> > - has none or minimal memory requirements.
> > - has none or minimal overhead on field assignment
> The one given in the starting message of this thread seems to be the
> most suitable from the "usefulness" POV:
> "The length of a table t is defined to be the least non-negative
> integer n such that t[n+1] is nil and t[m] is non-nil for any
> positive integer m less than n+1."?
That fails the second or fourth requirement, as we have been discussing.
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