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[REBOL] Re: The reaseon for having SERIES?

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 5-Jan-2003 19:31

Hi Frantisek, On Sunday, January 5, 2003, 3:17:33 PM, you wrote: FF> Yes, I understand this, but I don't understand why there is ISSUE type FF> in Rebol at all. It seems tu me that I can simply use STRING instead of FF> ISSUE in all possible circumstances and functionality would be the same. Yes, unless you are designing a dialect. You could use strings for files or URLs, but having a specific datatypes makes VID able to distinguish a label from the path to an image. Different datatypes give you more expressivity; you can say more by typing less, and the code is still very readable (perhaps even more readable). Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amigan -- AGI L'Aquila -- REB: