[REBOL] Re: REBOL Enhancement Proposals (REPs)
From: joel:neely:fedex at: 25-Sep-2001 19:04
Hi, again, Geza,
Joel Neely wrote:
> Geza Lakner MD wrote:
> > #2 "Polymorph" multiple 'SET
> > SET now expects a word to set. Words in objects seem to be
> > buried deep, being not really suitable for an elegant multiple
> > set operation:
> > e.g.
> > a: context [ b: context [c: none]]
> > d: context [ e: none]
> > The logical and straightforward way unfortunately does not work:
> > set [a/b/c d/e] [1 2]
> Just for clarification...
> Could you explain why you would prefer the above SET expression
> to the following?
> a/b/c: 1 d/e: 2
I'm not necessarily disagreeing, but interested in your rationale.
I tend to use objects in a more "encapsulated" fashion, in which
the methods of the function are responsible for modifying the
attributes of the object, in constrast to a "c-struct" fashion,
in which other code is free to go in and manipulate the content
of the object.
Just a question of style, but I'm interested in your views.
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