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rpgoldman

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General suggestion: "list" and "sequence"
Posted: Nov 14, 2010 11:55 AM
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I am finding a number of places in the text where the distinction here is blurred and, in particular, "list" is used where "sequence" should be used.

A good example is on p. 69:

"The apply function is extremely handy, for itís quite common to end up with a list of things that need to be used as arguments to a function. This is especially true because a lot of Clojure programs use the core sequence data-structures to do their job."

Here the blurring is particularly clear, because the first sentence uses "list" (I believe mistakenly), and the second flips to "sequence." I assume that apply works on sequences, but it's not at all clear from the text.

I strongly urge you to get someone to read over the entire text (probably with the help of a search function) to find all the uses of "list" and make sure that they are correct, before the manuscript is submitted for publication.

amitrathore

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Re: General suggestion: "list" and "sequence"
Posted: Nov 14, 2010 1:43 PM   in response to: rpgoldman in response to: rpgoldman
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Yes, I'll make sure I do. Thanks!

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