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Re: What's going on here (Table-generated lists)?

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  • Subject: [mg98136] Re: What's going on here (Table-generated lists)?
  • From: Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 04:17:54 -0500 (EST)
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Albert Retey wrote:
> Of course Plot could be programmed so that it detects more unambiguous
> cases and not only explicit Lists, but it also need to be reasonably
> fast, so there always is a limit on what it can handle "as intended".

I see your point about weird corner cases, but I don't see how expilcit 
List detection would cause a problem with speed.  It would have to do it 
exactly once per call to Plot; it evaluates its argument, if its Head is 
a List, then it plots each element of that list with a different color; 
if not, then it plots whatever it can with one color.

It seems to me that would be far more preferable as it's the behavior 
the user would reasonably expect.

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