rest sounds definitely better. Clojure uses it and it feels very natural
and readable.


On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 7:59 AM, bozhidar (Bozhidar Batsov) <
bozhidar / batsov.com> wrote:

>
> Issue #9023 has been updated by bozhidar (Bozhidar Batsov).
>
>
> I also dislike the name Array#tail, since it's commonly associated with
> linked lists, not arrays. I think a much better name would be
> Array#butfirst (and I've actually renamed Array#tail in powerpack to
> Array#butfirst). On a related note it makes sense to have a method
> Array#butlast as well - it should obviously everything except the last
> element of the array.
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> Feature #9023: Array#tail
> https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/9023#change-42901
>
> Author: fuadksd (Fuad Saud)
> Status: Assigned
> Priority: Normal
> Assignee: matz (Yukihiro Matsumoto)
> Category:
> Target version:
>
>
> I propose the addition of a `tail` method to the Array class that returns
> all elements but the first. It is a pretty common pattern in functional
> programming, but not limited to - I use it extensively in all kinds of
> apps/gems. The implementation would be pretty trivial, I won't risk a patch
> to MRI because I'm uninitiated on ruby core matters, but powerpack gem (
> http://github.com/bbatsov/powerpack) implements it in ruby in terms of
> slices.
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