In a nutshell, length functions are functions that work on a single thread, thread pool, and allow the thread pool to handle the whole thing. I’ll talk about this in a moment.
It’s like the threads in a web browser. A browser has threads that are handled by the “thread pool”. A thread is an independent “thread” that is made up of code. A thread pool is a method that handles this thread. So a thread pool is just a special case of the thread function.
The first time I heard about the length function I thought it was some sort of esoteric computer science-related thing. Now I’m beginning to realize that you can use this function in any web browser or similar application that relies on threading.
length() is a way to define how long a piece of code will take to run. Typically, the amount of memory used by a piece of code is proportional to its length. A piece of code that executes quickly should use less memory than a piece of code that takes a long time to execute. Therefore, the shorter a piece of code is, the faster it runs.
In many ways, the length function is similar to the tail function used in C. Both use the same concept of how much memory a function uses but the tail function is more powerful in that it can be used on any piece of code.
What a neat change.
When you’ve been using the tail function for so long, it’s really easy to forget that it used to be something that you had to know. The length function, on the other hand, is more like a shortcut that takes a bit of code and converts it to a shorter piece of code. It’s a way of making your code more readable and thus more efficient.
The tail function is a very simple idea (and one that I’ve used a lot) and it’s a great shortcut. The only reason I call it a shortcut is because, like all shortcuts, it can be used to make code even shorter.
If you look at the tail function, it takes a very simple piece of code and converts it into a shorter piece of code.