Why is array.reverse a property and not a method?

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Tue Jul 13 08:09:23 PDT 2010

On 07/13/2010 06:23 AM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:42:49 -0400, Andrei Alexandrescu
> <SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org> wrote:
>> put(R, E) -> putNext(R, E)
>> Rationale: conveys the notion that there is progress in the output.
> Can we have E getNext(R) also for completeness :) Then an input range
> can be defined similarly to an output range (where delegates and ranges
> that support E get() work).

Yah, see the parallel thread.

> Since put/putNext already establishes the notion of throwing when full,
> having getNext throwing when empty would be OK, no?

That does go against the "don't use exceptions for normal control flow" 
mantra, with which I agree. From a practical perspective, it makes 
client code unnecessarily verbose:

     for (;;) { item = getNext(r); ... }
catch (RangeEnd e)


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