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[REBOL] Re: On list! inconsistency [was Re: WYSIWYG programming]

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 3-Nov-2000 7:02

[bo--rebol--com] wrote:
> 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. -jn-