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ValueList

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NAME

ValueList - Provide an immutable List value type

SYNOPSIS

use ValueList;

my @a is ValueList = ^10;  # initialization follows single-argument semantics
my @b is ValueList = ^10;

set( @a, @b );  # elems == 1

DESCRIPTION

The functionality provided by this module, will be provided in language level 6.e and higher. If an implementation of ValueList is already available, loading this module becomes a no-op.

Raku provides a semi-immutable Positional datatype: List. A List can not have any elements added or removed from it. However, since a list can contain containers of which the value can be changed, it is not a value type. So you cannot use Lists in data structures such as Sets, because each List is considered to be different from any other List, because they are not value types.

AUTHOR

Elizabeth Mattijsen liz@raku.rocks

Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/ValueList . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright 2022 Elizabeth Mattijsen

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.