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|0005826||OCaml||standard library||public||2012-11-15 00:14||2016-12-06 16:23|
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|Summary||0005826: List.take function|
|Description||I think it would be really good to add a function|
List.take : a' list -> int -> 'a list
which could work similarly to List.nth except for returning a list of items up to and including the 'nth' one.
This seems like a useful core function for the standard library rather than having to download an extension library to handle it.
I'd find it most useful for finding the top 'n' items in a list: doing a List.sort followed by List.take
Thanks for considering this request.
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A general remark about such additions to the standard library: in a perfect world, you would be using an extension library as a matter of fact for all your programs, and the standard library should probably be renamed to "the minimal library". We don't have the manpower and the will to maintain an extensive library in addition to the compiler, so this task should be (and is) picked up by the community.
|The policy wrt to stdlib evolutions is a bit more open now, but such proposal should come as a pull request.|
|2012-11-15 00:14||warwick||New Issue|
|2013-06-28 18:00||doligez||Note Added: 0009638|
|2013-06-28 18:00||doligez||Status||new => acknowledged|
|2016-12-06 16:23||frisch||Note Added: 0016645|
|2016-12-06 16:23||frisch||Status||acknowledged => resolved|
|2016-12-06 16:23||frisch||Resolution||open => suspended|
|2016-12-06 16:23||frisch||Assigned To||=> frisch|
|2017-02-23 16:43||doligez||Category||OCaml standard library => standard library|
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