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From Stephen Colebourne <scolebou...@joda.org>
Subject Re: [LANG] Is a Range a kind of Pair?
Date Wed, 18 May 2011 16:54:00 GMT
On 18 May 2011 17:46, Matt Benson <gudnabrsam@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 11:32 AM, Gary Gregory <garydgregory@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why doesn't a Range does extend Pair? It's pretty clear (to me at least)
>> that a range is a pair of values.
>>
>> Because the Pair is in our tuple package, it means that it should follow
>> tuple logic and be thought of as an ordered list of elements, in this case
>> two elements.
>>
>> The methods that Range has that are not in Pair could be moved there.
>>
>
> IMHO a Range is not precisely a Pair, though it could define its
> _limits_ in those terms.

The combined opinion of all at OpenGamma ($dayjob) is that a Range is
a very different beast to a Pair. Simply because there are two data
points, does not make it a pair :-)

Stephen

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