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[REBOL] Re: Problems with block of datatype!s

From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 12-Sep-2001 10:31

Hey Tim, datatypes seem strange this way. I found the same thing with 'select some time ago. I eventually somehow figured out that the trick is to pass the datatype as a word. I just now noticed that this can be tricky if you need to convert your datatype, example:
>> to word! string!
** Script Error: Expected one of: word! - not: datatype! ** Where: do-boot ** Near: to word! string!
Ho, ho, ho. Merry feedback. After goofing around for awhile I came up with this quick fix for you...
>> datatype-to-word: func [dt [datatype!]] [first to-block
join dt "!"]
>> type? probe datatype-to-word string!
string! == word!
I will send a copy of this to feedback. --Ryan Tim Johnson wrote:
> I would like to be able to test a word for a > match in a block whose members are datatypes. > > The example code doesn't do what I want it to do: > >> types: [string! number!] > == [string! number!] > >> find types string! > == none ; was hoping for [string! number!] > >> types/1 = string! > == false ; was hoping for 'true > Just curious: what else do I need to do here? > TIA > tj > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes.
-- Ryan Cole Programmer Analyst 707-468-5400