[REBOL] Re: The reaseon for having SERIES?
From: joel:neely:fedex at: 5-Jan-2003 15:13
Frantisek Fuka wrote:
> Yes, I understand this, but I don't understand why there is ISSUE
> type in Rebol at all. It seems tu me that I can simply use STRING
> instead of ISSUE in all possible circumstances and functionality
> would be the same.
I was responding to your question about SERIES! and STRING! (as in
the subject line). As for ISSUE! ... well, that's another issue ;-)
to which others have responded.
To be honest, I've been using REBOL for a few years now, and have
almost never had a need for the ISSUE! type myself. But others
find it useful sometimes.
One cute little hack comes to mind; that of using ISSUE! as a way
to save two keystrokes to represent individual character values:
>> join "" #A
>> join "" #"A"
>> equal? join "" #A join "" #"A"
Hardly the most urgent programming problem I've ever seen! ;-)