July notes: copySlice --> copyWithin ??

Andreas Rossberg rossberg at google.com
Fri Aug 16 01:42:52 PDT 2013

I've seen libraries in other languages that name this kind of function
'blit'. Somewhat retro, but not too bad.


On 14 August 2013 23:42, Kris Kowal <kris.kowal at cixar.com> wrote:
> The name `copy` matches my intuition for the behavior described, as informed
> by the shell command `cp source target` and other precedents. I would expect
> `clone` to return a deep copy, as in `Object.clone(object, depth=Infinity,
> memo=Map())`, informed by the Java precedent, and I would not be perturbed
> by `copy` and `clone` coexisting as such.
> Kris Kowal
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