[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
Well put! That was the first thing I questioned as I started working with
Too much implicit information makes for assumptions that don't scale.