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[REBOL] issue! issue

From: greggirwin::mindspring::com at: 23-Nov-2001 16:31

Hi Gang, Is there a definitive guide to the issue! datatype? I know it can be treated as a series, and it seems that it can contain just about any character you throw at it, but I'm a bit confused by this:
>> a: to-issue "123;456"
== #123
>> a
== #123
>> print a
123;456
>> form a
== "123;456"
>> mold a
== "#123" It almost seems like you can treat it as a simple buffer, but are they inefficent for large amounts of data? Any advantages to using them? Any expert opinions, or good analogies, out there? --Gregg