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[REBOL] Re: Sameness - a pragmatic approach.

From: lmecir:mbox:vol:cz at: 11-Feb-2003 16:11

Hi Joel, ...
> I'd distinguish between "reading" and "writing" activity, (i.e. > read-only access vs. mutation) and take the view that for any > two values A and B, > > equal? a b > > would be defined as (using non-REBOL but common concepts) > > for all R in "reading" > (R a) = (R b) > > (yeah, I know that's recursive, there are just too many "primitive" > data types in REBOL for me to write all of the base cases ;-)
> So, for example, letting R be MOLD
... Interestingly enough, this isn't the case here: alias 'a "aaa" equal? mold 'a mold 'aaa ; == false equal? 'a 'aaa ; == true How would you comment that? Does it look like an inconsistency to you? Regards -L