[REBOL] About object!s and custom datatypes
From: hallvard::ystad::oops-as::no at: 2-Jan-2005 21:15
Hello Gabriele et al.,
I tried to use custom-types.r to make my own datatype, but it didn't work, because some
of Ladislavs subfunc-stuff crashed somehow. But here's a more theoretical question:
I was considering turning my url-object (http://www.rebol.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/rebol/view-script.r?color=yes&script=url-handler.r
into a datatype for the RIX. I thought that would make way for clearer code. Some of
the comparisons I do with URLs take place in a method inside the object. Instead of
I would like to write
equal? site1 site2
like with basic datatypes like string!s and integer!s. The question is: Would this slow
rebol down? What are the most important advantages and disadvantages of making one's
I can think of this, for a start:
I have, in the 'equal? func, refinements like /regard-section and /regard-cgi-order.
I guess these cannot be brought into the 'equal? action? Or is this not so?
I find the idea of custom datatypes interesting. Please enlighten me on it's (dis)advantages.