[REBOL] Re: The reaseon for having SERIES?
From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 5-Jan-2003 19:31
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).
Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer
Amigan -- AGI L'Aquila -- REB: http://web.tiscali.it/rebol/index.r