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[CLJ-401] Promote "seqable?" from contrib? Created: 13/Jul/10  Updated: 26/Jul/14

Status: Open
Project: Clojure
Component/s: None
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Type: Enhancement Priority: Major
Reporter: Anonymous Assignee: Unassigned
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 5
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This was vaguely discussed here and could potenntially help this ticket as well as be generally useful.

I don't speak for everyone but when I saw sequential? I assumed it would have the semantics that seqable? does. Just my opinion, I'd love to hear someone's who is more informed than mine.

In the proposed patch referenced in the ticket above, if seqable? could be used in place of sequential? flatten could be more powerful and work with maps/sets/java collections. Here's how it would look:

(defn flatten [coll]
    (when-let [coll (seq coll)]
      (let [x (first coll)]
        (if (seqable? x)
          (concat (flatten x) (flatten (next coll)))
          (cons x (flatten (next coll))))))))

And an example:

user=> (flatten #{1 2 3 #{4 5 {6 {7 8 9 10 #tok1-block-tok}}}})
(1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18)

Comment by Assembla Importer [ 24/Aug/10 9:19 AM ]

Converted from http://www.assembla.com/spaces/clojure/tickets/401

Comment by Jeremy Heiler [ 26/Jul/14 5:37 PM ]

A reference to the implementation in contrib: https://github.com/clojure/clojure-contrib/blob/master/modules/core/src/main/clojure/clojure/contrib/core.clj#L78

It seems like that the only thing that is inconsistent with RT.seqFrom is that seqable? checks for String instead of CharSequence.

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