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From Konstantin Boudnik <...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Adding map, reduce, filter as aliases for collect, inject, grep methods
Date Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:21:06 GMT
On Sun, Nov 01, 2015 at 12:20PM, Fernando Ariel Niwes Naufal wrote:
> As a developer, to have many names for the same operations is confusing. I
> always doubt if there is a slight difference or not, also makes harder to
> read code written by another person, as they can chose to use the variant
> that I am not used to.

Agree big time. Unless you know the implementation by heart you'd be always
mislead by one person using collect and another sticking to map (or whatever).
API aliasing isn't that helpful, with my developer hat on.

Cos

> Also, as usual developer of C# and Javascript, was not difficult to me to
> learn the equivalence.
> 
> A clarification in the documentation about what's the name of the same
> concept in other programming languages is, for me, more than enough.
> 
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 11:36 AM, Russel Winder <russel@winder.org.uk> wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 2015-11-01 at 08:14 +0100, Pascal Schumacher wrote:
> > > Hi everybody,
> > >
> > > what about adding the more common names of map/reduce/filter for the
> > > Ruby inspired collect/inject/grep methods?
> >
> > Whilst it maybe that James and Bob picked the names from Ruby, Ruby got
> > (at least most of) them from Smalltalk. So perhaps in the above
> > s/Ruby/Smalltalk/.
> >
> > > Imho these names are more descriptive and would make it easier for
> > > beginners.
> > >
> > > What do you think?
> >
> > This argument has been had many times before in the last 12 years.
> > Invariable there are those who think yes and those who oppose. To date
> > the opposers have won out, usually on the grounds of "why change?" and
> > "breaks backward compatibility".
> >
> > You will note that GPars supports both names :-)
> >
> > --
> > Russel.
> >
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> >
> >

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