[REBOL] Re: REBOL "issues"
From: izkata:g:mail at: 6-Nov-2010 19:31
On Sat, Nov 6, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Sunanda Dh <dhsunanda-gmail.com> wrote:
> > So an "issue" is also a "series" which in turn is also what? etc
> > etc. How far up does it goes? I can see why a parser may need this,
> > but programmers?
Path notation (array-type access) works in some way on all series! types,
math works on all number! types, an so on. It helps handle crossover.
I say "in some way" on all series! types because the file! type handles it
specially, creating a directory path instead of accessing the series in an
array-like way, and binary! doesn't seem to allow setting, just getting.
> Let me get my feet a little wetter with REBOL before
> > I make the mistake of voicing an _uninformed opinion. :)
> > There is a slightly out-of-date datatype hierarchy here:
> It looks like a fun execise to produce a complete hierarchy by finding all
> datatypes and checking which contain the others. Easy to do in an R3
> Probably doable in an R2 script. Have fun trying.
I can vaguely remember someone did do an R2 one years ago. It generated a
table, and saved it as an image, where <X column datatype> is a subset of <Y
column datatype>, or something like that.