[REBOL] Re: On list! inconsistency [was Re: WYSIWYG programming]
From: joel:neely:fedex at: 3-Nov-2000 7:02
> If you find REBOL functions that don't work on LIST! datatypes
> correctly or functions that return an error instead of doing
> what you think they should with a LIST!, please send an email
> to [feedback--rebol--com] explaining the situation. It may be a
> known bug, oversight or unimplemented feature.
Gladly. I posted my comments here first hoping to get some
discussion -- including the possibility that someone could tell
me a use for the differences before I simply reported them as
a problem (for example, Jeff's patient response on the behavior
of Forall vs. e.g., For). I have often learned useful things
in such discussions, and assumed that it would be A Good Thing
for those discussions to be a matter of public record.
If RT would prefer a different approach, please let me know and
I'll be glad to follow the standard process.
Having had no rationale offered for the list! vs. block!/hash!
exceptions, I'll be glad to submit a writeup RSN.
> The problem with REVERSE not working on a LIST! is already in
> our bug database.
Thanks, that's good to know! FWIW, I was totally unaware of that
particular issue (having never had to Reverse a list!) until
Rishi's question inspired me to try it.