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[REBOL] Re: to-path newline problem?

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 14-Aug-2001 13:21

Hi, Brian, I had hoped that the subsequent paragraph beginning with
> Seriously, at least the case-ignorant behavior of string > equality testing is documented, and the use of ALIAS is...
and the exaggerated quotation ("Shift key?...") would signal that I wasn't *totally* serious in my mild grumbling. However... Brian Hawley wrote:
> It _is_ a feature. It is case-insensitive. The case-sensitive > function is strict-equal?, or == as an operator. Sometimes > you want a case-insensitive comparison. >
Speaking for myself (who else! ;-) I *very rarely* want a case-ignorant comparison. And in those cases where I really do, I find the mental overhead of typing equal? lowercase somestring lowercase otherstring much lighter than the bewildering state of EQUAL? vs SAME? vs STRICT-EQUAL? vs NOT-EQUAL? vs STRICT-NOT-EQUAL? that has been at the root of so much discussion on this list. (OBTW, why isn't there a NOT-SAME? or its synonym DIFFERENT?) But, again, that's just speaking for myself. YMMV. -jn- -- This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't. -- Doug Hofstadter joel<dot>neely<at>fedex<dot>com