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Michael D. Stemle, Jr. Author

What does this semantic difference mean for those writing code?

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Matthew O. Persico • Edited on

It means they realize they can do list-y type things and not resort to loops, i.e. the answer to your followup question is your article. :-)

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Matthew O. Persico

Or, more precisely, if the semantic difference was more distinctly taught, you wouldn't have had to write your article.

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Michael D. Stemle, Jr. Author

Yeah, most dynamic languages seem to have this same difference. I think that for beginners it is semantics, but for those who are starting to come into their own in their coding practice it's a super important concept to understand.

Thanks for this contribution!