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[REBOL] Re: percent! - new datatype request

From: kemp:extelligence at: 13-Jun-2002 13:50

However, the more attributes we add to a widget, the more we have the possibility that multiple attributes can reasonably have values of the same type. Instead of addressing this situation by insisting on the creation of a new data type for every attribute (or for those attributes deemed most common for some purposes) I question whether the "datatype as only clue" approach itself scales well. The punch line is that I have serious reservations about a notation that leans heavily on datatypes (and large doses of assumption about the most likely meaning or most frequent use) to specify complex artifacts. << Well put! That was the first thing I questioned as I started working with VID. Too much implicit information makes for assumptions that don't scale. - Kemp