use associative in a sentence.
IEEE 754 floating point isn't associative
Your email address has also been associatively filed.
I mean, while you can't generally prove that an operator is associative, you can have probably tell that they are associative by construction.
While you're technically correct, of the standard four half (+, *) are both left- and right-associative.
This technique is ancient for anyone that has an associative array and function objects.
It is when your reduce operation is associative.
In Clojure an associative array auto-decomposes to a sequence of pairs when necessary.
Yes that's sometimes an option, but very often the reduce isn't associative.
He expands on that when he talks about an "associative model" of information.
Just a small typo: the 'associative' link links to the Wikipedia article on communitivity.