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Re^5: Is it safe to append to the array you are iterating over

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Mar 15, 2013 at 04:00 UTC ( #1023612=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Is it safe to append to the array you are iterating over
in thread Is it safe to append to the array you are iterating over

So reject the idea that there are better ways to do it; but decided to change the way you do it anyway. That's ...


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Re^6: Is it safe to append to the array you are iterating over
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 15, 2013 at 14:15 UTC

    The simplest and most straightforward way is to append to the array and let it run until it is done. However unlikely it is to be broken, there is no guarantee that will continue to work.

    A safer solution was chosen instead. A fairly small reduction in simplicity for the warm fuzzies of safety.

    Which one is "better" is at this point matter of opinion. In one sense the final choice was deemed best because it was the final choice. In another sense, the original was best (aside from being disqualified on a technicality). In the same sense that a runner can be fastest but not win.

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