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Andy Dent

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Re: Cat is all about Tuples Posted: Nov 21, 2006 5:27 PM
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> Definitely not! indeed, the usual interpretation of the
> list is that a list contains the same type of elements and
> it grows dynamically, whereas a tuple contains a static
> amount of different kind of elements.

In Python (which has influenced much of my thinking in the last few years, including how I write C++ code), the only distinction is lists have dynamic contents, tuples are static.

What benefit is there to generally assuming homongenous content in one versus the other? I realise this is extremely useful in specific circumstances, at least assuming all items of a list support a given callable signature or can handle a given message (for Todd & other Smalltalkers).

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