[REBOL] Re: percent! - new datatype request
From: carl:cybercraft at: 13-Jun-2002 9:52
On 13-Jun-02, Gregg Irwin wrote:
> Joel, Carl, et al
> The argument for percent! being useful in VID makes me
> think......ouch! :)
> Quick thoughts:
> 1) VID is a dialect, so adding support for ##% syntax isn't the same
> as adding a percent! datatype.
Short of puting the percent value in a string, how do you write a
dialect to get around the following? ...
** Syntax Error: Invalid integer -- 10%
** Near: (line 1) [10%]
> I don't have a problem extending
> VID's syntax in that way except that...
> 2) Adding that ability opens up a whole can of worms related to
> pair! values which don't support even decimal components at this
> time, only integers.
Perhaps because they're saving decimals for percentages and didn't
want a whole heap of scripts out there already using them in pairs
when it's introduced? ie, so it /won't/ open a can of worms when