[REBOL] Re: Beginner's automatic type conversion
From: laurent:giroud:libertysurf at: 24-Sep-2002 22:05
Monday, September 23, 2002, 2:26:53 AM, Andrew Martin wrote :
>> However, I thought that it would be more flexible to act as if I did not
> know in advance what the type of elements was.
> Best solution is to use 'load, which will translate the string into rebol
Many thanks you for your answers !
I was thinking that there would be a completely different solution so I'm quite
glad to have found a not-so-bad one ;)
I had not thought to use 'load since I did not grasp exactly (although my first
message on the list was about a 'load related problem...) what it was doing.
Now as I understand it, it translates data to rebol internal format, simplifying
string values to the closest data types who match but does not evaluate them.
So I presume that 'do internally calls 'load to convert raw data to rebol form
before actually evaluating it, is that right ?