# [racket] Implementing an equal? method for a class

On Sun, Jul 29, 2012 at 6:07 PM, Matthias Felleisen
<matthias at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
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*>* For 81 slots, I'd actually use a (define b (make-vector 81 0)) instead and use an access polynomial. I am almost certain that it is faster.
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I'm unfamiliar with the term 'access polynomial'. Would it be
accurate to say that it's a function f:
f: (number number -> number)
such as
(define COLUMN-LENGTH 9)
(define (f row col) (+ (* row COLUMN-LENGTH) col))
allows us to treat the flat vector as if it were a two-dimensional
structure, by translating (row,col) into offsets?