[REBOL] Re: [TYPE] weird return value
From: maximo:meteorstudios at: 21-Apr-2004 15:38
> > length? [/home/http/run/cohen/birds] ;== 5
> > while a path like this gives:
> > length? [home/http/run/cohen/birds] ;== 1
> > A path cannot start with "/".
> But it should return invalid data or refinement!
I meant and invalid data ERROR...
>> type? /dog
so IMHO the return value is erronous. one should not have to do:
if (datatype? type? value) [do something]
whenever they do generic language extensions.
type? is such a core function!!!!!! for dialecting.
type? should raise an error if /a/b/c is considered illegal code
or refinement! if its legal. I can see that it would be usefull for code argument parsing
or refinement sets storing ...