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[REBOL] Re: to block! or to-block

From: lmecir:mbox:vol:cz at: 7-Jun-2002 2:18

Hi Ammon, I think, that to-datatype functions are relics from old times, when the TO function didn't exist. I see no compelling reason for using them. Cheers -L ----- Original Message ----- From: "Ammon Johnson" Hi, Why are there specific functions for converting datatypes? Isn't 'to good enough? are there performance differences, or evaluation differences? Any insight anyone? Joel, could you run some benchmarks to see if there is a difference that way? I generally use 'to block! in my code rather than to-block, and I began to wonder what the reason for making the 'to-datatype functions is. Any thoughts are always helpful to get my poor little mind out of its shelter. ;-) Thanks!! Ammon