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[REBOL] Re: Hack

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 28-Dec-2001 17:37

Hi, Gregg, Please see my reply to similar comments from Sunanda. I'm really asking whether there's something else we might get that would be at least as useful (if not more so) than the somewhat arbitrary idea of "name". Gregg Irwin wrote:
> How about "the identifier referencing the current context" then? > :) > > While it's true that functions can be anonymous, and can also be > treated as first class values, there will likely be a large body > of code out there that doesn't make use of those alternatives > don't you think? > > I haven't played with Romano's idea yet but I'm grateful for > anything that can help provide some kind of context information > when an error occurs, even if it won't work 100% of the time. > Something is better than nothing IMO. >
I tend to side with Will Rogers. "It ain't what I don't know that gets me in trouble; it's what I know that ain't so!" If the something is based on a potentially misleading model of what the language is doing, then I'd rather spend my time coming up with a better something... -jn-