On Nov 22, 2007 10:34 PM, Nathan Froyd <froydnj@...> wrote:
> Thinking out loud: would it be worthwhile to specialize things like
> SUBSEQ--particularly on simple arrays--in the generic library code,
> similar to the way Juho optimized array access? Doing this sort of
> optimization for REPLACE/MISMATCH/etc. would probably require too much
> space and handling all the keyword arguments in functions like FIND or
> POSITION might be tricky, but the benefits to scripting-language-esque
> code might be worth it.
If we convert first to %REPLACE &co with required arguments only, then
the keyword handling doesn't take any space...