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[REBOL] Re: probe/dump-binary survey

From: andreas:bolka:gmx at: 3-May-2004 16:36

Monday, May 3, 2004, 11:54:45 AM, Gregg wrote:
> This is interesting. I've always thought of PROBE as "show me the > value" where the inlining aspect was the big benefit, but that it > didn't add as much as it could for certain types of values (e.g. > binary! and bitset!).
that's interesting indeed ;) different mindsets :) i'd strongly urge for 'probe to be not modified for exactly the same reasons anton, romano and maxim have expressed before. i see probe as a way to inspect data and be able to immediately use the probe's output (e.g. feed the probe'd data back into a REBOL console).
> What about a refinement on PROBE that makes it produce DUMPed > output?
no problem with that ;) however i don't how the refinement would produce a benefit compared to adding just another function (named dump, for example :) -- Best regards, Andreas