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[REBOL] Re: On mutability and sameness

From: sanghabum:aol at: 12-Jun-2001 19:05

Hi Larry, Colin:
> > 1. From the User Guide: > > > > Series > > Series values hold a sequential collection of elements whether characters > > (string!, email!, url!, etc.), integers (tuple!), bits (binary!), or > elements > > (block!, list!, hash!, etc.). <snip>
> I would say that the description of series you quote is over-simplified and > misleading in a couple of respects: <snip> > BTW is the quote above from the REBOL/Core users guide? If so, we should > send feedback a msg to fix it.
I'd agree it was misleading. Certainly it mislead me. The quote was from the Users' Guide 2.2.0. The latest version is 2.3 and does not define 'Series to include 'Tuples. They've put a lot of work into 2.3, and it is a great improvement over 2.2. I wish I'd noticed it earlier....Maybe there should be a /documentation refinement to 'Update. 'Poke still needs some clarification. It is described in 2.3 as "similar to 'Change". But Change is clearly limited to 'Series while 'Poke works on 'Tuples and 'Money and other things. But (from the various discussions over the past weeks) we now know that 'Poke updates a 'Series in place but not a non-series item. I'll copy this to Feedback as a documentation request. Sorry for the delay in replying, --Colin