[m-rev.] for review: arrays and the debugger

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Jun 19 16:33:19 AEST 2001

On 19-Jun-2001, Zoltan Somogyi <zs at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> On 19-Jun-2001, Fergus Henderson <fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> > > Are you arguing against the addition of a limited_deconstruct predicate to
> > > std_util or not?
> > > If yes, what is your argument?
> > 
> > I've explained them at length already, but to summarize, I don't
> > think the efficiency benefits are worth complicating the interface and
> > implementation by adding this procedure.
> But you have admitted that the efficiency difference is not a few percent,
> but enough to affect feasibility.

Perhaps you misunderstood my argument.  
As I said earlier, certainly we should fix the problem that was
causing things to be infeasible, the only question is how.
The efficiency difference between the two different ways of
fixing it is small.

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