[swift-evolution] [swift-evolution-announce] [Review] SE-0045: Add scan, prefix(while:), drop(while:), and iterate to the stdlib
mark.lacey at apple.com
Thu Apr 28 14:30:54 CDT 2016
I haven’t read through the complete proposal in detail, but regarding the ‘scan’ operation I would like to point out that the definition given in the example matches the semantics of what is usually called ‘prescan' or 'exclusive scan', whereas ‘scan’ (aka ‘inclusive scan’ or ‘prefix sum’) would not include the identity element, and each position of the result would include applying the operator to the elements up to and including the element in the same position of the source array, e.g.:
(1..<6).scan(combine: +) // [1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21]
> On Apr 28, 2016, at 11:11 AM, Chris Lattner <clattner at apple.com> wrote:
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