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[REBOL] Re: percent! - new datatype request

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 10-Jun-2002 7:05

Hi, Paul, I don't normally care for "I agree" posts that add no new ideas, but this is an important issue. Therefore I feel compelled to respond to your POV... Paul Tretter wrote:
> The question always comes to mind - do we really need one? After > all, why add more code to the binary when we already can handle > percents with a few bits of code. I think only very complex useful > functions should be added to the binary. >
I absolutely, completely agree, with the only exception that common cases which could receive a performance boost from being coded in the native layer should also be considered. (I.e. when there's a performance payback in things we often do...) -jn- -- ; Joel Neely joeldotneelyatfedexdotcom REBOL [] do [ do func [s] [ foreach [a b] s [prin b] ] sort/skip do function [s] [t] [ t: "" foreach [a b] s [repend t [b a]] t ] { | e s m!zauafBpcvekexEohthjJakwLrngohOqrlryRnsctdtiub} 2 ]