[REBOL] Re: to-path newline problem?
From: joel:neely:fedex at: 14-Aug-2001 13:21
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.
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.
This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.
-- Doug Hofstadter