Data and processes in computing
Data and processes in computing

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Exercises on Section 3

Exercise 7

Each of (a)–(c) is a member of one of the sets given in (i)–(iii). Say which item comes from which set.

Sets: (i) SetOfSeqOfChar. (ii) SeqOfSetOfChar. (iii) SeqOfSeqOfChar.

  • (a) {“error1”, “error2”, “error3”}.

  • (b) [“error1”, “error2”, “error3”].

  • (c) [{‘e’,‘1’}, {‘T’}, {‘q’,‘w’,‘e’,‘r’,‘t’,‘y’}].



  • (a) This is a set, as shown by the outer curly brackets. Each member of this set is a string, that is, a sequence of characters. So (a) is a set of sequences of characters. It is a member of SetOfSeqOfChar.

  • (b) This is a sequence, as shown by the outer square brackets. It is a sequence of strings. So (b) is a sequence of sequences of characters. It comes from SeqOfSeqOfChar.

  • (c) This is again a sequence. Each member of this sequence is a set of characters. So (c) comes from SeqOfSetOfChar.

Exercise 8

Let Mix be the disjoint union Int Char. What is the length of the following sequence from SeqOfMix?

[555, ‘5’, ‘5’, ‘5’, 11, 1].



There are six items in the sequence [555,‘5’,‘5’,‘5’,11,1] (three integers and three characters), so the length of this sequence is 6.

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