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[REBOL] Re: On ordinal and cardinal numbers...

From: jeff:rebol at: 7-Jul-2001 14:11

> On second thought, replicating all the series actions is > sounding much more preferable. . . .
Also, if performance is of interest (and I think that was the original concern), it's better, performance-wise, to introduce a separate action (PICKZ, PIK, Zick, pickle, whatever) than to use a refinement with an action. Additionally, adding refinements to the existing series actions will impact their present performance, though to what extent I don't really know. With a new batch of actions, the user needs to be mindful of what set of actions they're using and not to mix them, eg: print [ "I am using" pickz which: [1 0] index? next which "base indexing." ] would print: I am using none base indexing. (Which would sort of be true.) -jeff