ints(), longs(), doubles() <was> Re: Ranges
brian.goetz at oracle.com
Fri May 3 09:20:06 PDT 2013
There are two situations that give rise to ranges: math problems (which
generally want closed ranges) and indexing (which generally wants open
ranges.) And its hard to satisfy both with one method.
One question is: should they be spelled the same way? Would
indexes(start, bound) and range(start, end) be better than having
range(start, bound) and rangeClosed(start, end) ?
On 5/3/2013 12:06 PM, Tim Peierls wrote:
> On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 10:53 AM, Paul Sandoz <paul.sandoz at oracle.com
> <mailto:paul.sandoz at oracle.com>> wrote:
> On May 3, 2013, at 3:00 PM, Tim Peierls <tim at peierls.net
> <mailto:tim at peierls.net>> wrote:
>> I've missed something. How will the user see a difference between
>> ints() implemented as a closed range vs. a half-open range?
> The closed range will be for all non-negative int values, where as
> the half open will be for all non-negative int values except
> If you were originally asking whether ints() should include MAX_VALUE,
> then my answer is yes. *How* its implementation accomplishes this isn't
> that important to me, whether as rangeClosed(0, Integer.MAX_VALUE) or
> something else.
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