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From James Kosin <james.ko...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Silly Question
Date Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:19:49 GMT
On 9/22/2011 7:03 PM, Jörn Kottmann wrote:
> On 9/23/11 12:52 AM, James Kosin wrote:
>> Yes, that makes better sense... unfortunately, if the user uses the
>> getStart() and getEnd() methods for a Span and tried to use those
>> numbers it may add even more confusion; since the getEnd() returns one
>> past the last index in the span.
>> Maybe we should refactor the Span class to clarify the proper usage...
>> or provide better documentation.
>
> As far as I know it is quite common to define a range as we did. There
> are a couple
> of other APIs I know of which do it the same way.
>
> +1 to improve the documentation.
>
> Jörn
>
Would it be okay to define the toString() method to return the
mathmatical representation of the actual span?
example output:  [0..7)
To show the span contains 0 as one of the endpoints and does not include 7.

James

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