Date: 2000-01-12 12:19:24
Kevlin Henney writes:
> >While we're defining container concepts, there ought to be a Bag
> >concept. A Bag is something that you can put and get items out of. For
> >instance, Dietmar's heaps and queue's would qualify as Bags.
> I feel this would be better termed a Dispenser (or Dispensor, if you wish
> to follow the *or convention used elsewhere :->). First, this is the more
> common term for the concept. Second, the term Bag already denotes something
> else: a set with repeating elements.
I was borrowing the term from Smalltalk, where it is used in the way I
The problem with "Dispenser" is that the common definition only has
the notion of removing, not also adding.
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