[PD] a story for Lists

Frank Barknecht fbar at footils.org
Wed Apr 8 08:42:05 CEST 2009

IOhannes m zmoelnig hat gesagt: // IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> basically because it is like it is.
> i guess that if someone (not completely naive; and with an eye on  
> language-design and not just tool-design) would go and re-invent the  
> wheel, they would make lists just lists. without any special "selector"  
> (just the first element of the list).

But if you drop the current selectors and use the first element of any
list as selector, you just have reinvented selectors, haven't you? ;)

Btw. there seems to be a trend to do just that, but to avoid the
selector problem, additional inlets are used. The [list]-family works
like that (every meta-info is passed through right inlets), and rjlib
uses the last inlet as a special method inlet that accepts both
meta-messages and list-messages, whose first element is taken as
method call (an idea taken over from Memento/RRADical)

 Frank Barknecht            Do You RjDj.me?          _ ______footils.org__

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