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Date 2019-01-04.17:56:09
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Please resist pointless feature creep.  The original report was about comb(n, k) for integer n and k with 0 <= k <= n and that's all.  Everyone who commented appeared to agree they'd find that useful.

But nobody has said they'd find generalizing beyond those constraints USEFUL, or that they'd find perm(n, k) USEFUL.  They just pointed out that such things are possible.

Every bit of new API implies eternal maintenance, porting, testing, doc, and conceptual costs.  So please stick to what's (at least nearly) universally agreed to be useful.  Complications can be added later if there turns out to be real demand for them.
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