Subject: Re: reverse!
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2000/03/12
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme
Message-ID: <8aeugh$jrb40$>
Joe Marshall  <> wrote:
| (Christopher Browne) writes:
| > The main reason for using destructive operators is if they wind up
| > being much *faster* than their less destructive brethren.
| That's a big IF.

Yup. Particularly if you're using a high-performance generational
copying garbage collector. Destructive (mutating) ops can be *slower*
than their functional equivalents in such an environment.


Rob Warnock, 41L-955
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