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[REBOL] Re: footer on Joel's email

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 20-Mar-2002 8:58

Hi, Charles, Charles wrote:
> Since # doesn't do anything, it's all good to include it. > Pretty spiffy. Of course, if you try: > >> $ "hi" > You end up with "Syntax Error: Invalid money -- $". I'm > sort of curious why it doesn't give you "Invalid issue"... >
There's a short answer; an issue is a kind of series (of the any-string! variety). It's perfectly legal for a string (or any other series flavor) to have a length of zero, as in "" {} [] or # but it's not syntactically valid to have a number which contains no digits. -jn-