[Newbies] Re: Recap: How to empty a collection

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Wed Feb 20 06:02:00 UTC 2008

On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 02:01:49 +0100, nicolas cellier wrote:

> Bert's suggestion is simple and works well.
> The only question is about efficiency.
> Up to (Down to?) subclasses to optimize it.
> Some proposed an alternative based on (self removeAll: self), and  
> started writing optimized versions of #removeAll:.

No, (anOrderedCollection removeAll: anOrderedCollection) was not  
optimized. It had a *very* long known bug, which was fixed. Please do less  
mixing of subjects in threads.

> I think our biggest problem is that we have plenty possible ways to do  
> it... Finding a balance between genericity and efficiency...

No, more correctness at the price of less efficiency :)

> Nicolas

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