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reply AlphaPurned <Alpha Beta.com> writes:
Usually length is given for dynamic arrays that wastes visual 
space. The type of given. For static arrays it looks like int[34] 
while for dynamic arrays it is int[] and the length=34 is added. 
Why not just put the length in like static arrays? It's much more 
concise and gives more room for important information.

data	{length=20} [, -10, -9, -8, -7, -6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]	int[]

can just become

data	[, -10, -9, -8, -7, -6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 
5, 6, 7, 8, 9]	int[20]

If you want to make it look different from static then write it as

int[_20_] or int[=20=] or int[`20`] or ....


it saves at least 11 characters that can be used to show more 
elements and doesn't clutter up the values list with a lot of 
lengths.
Dec 16 2019
parent Rainer Schuetze <r.sagitario gmx.de> writes:
On 17/12/2019 08:40, AlphaPurned wrote:
 Usually length is given for dynamic arrays that wastes visual space. The
 type of given. For static arrays it looks like int[34] while for dynamic
 arrays it is int[] and the length=34 is added. Why not just put the
 length in like static arrays? It's much more concise and gives more room
 for important information.
 
 data    {length=20} [, -10, -9, -8, -7, -6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2,
 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]    int[]
 
 can just become
 
 data    [, -10, -9, -8, -7, -6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
 7, 8, 9]    int[20]
 
 If you want to make it look different from static then write it as
 
 int[_20_] or int[=20=] or int[`20`] or ....
 
 
 it saves at least 11 characters that can be used to show more elements
 and doesn't clutter up the values list with a lot of lengths.
 
I have added an option to move the {length=nn} display into the type field.
Feb 23