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[REBOL] Ifs Re:(6)

From: lmecir:geocities at: 12-Oct-2000 21:10

Well, the problem is, that you are trying to disobey the KISS rule. That rule means, that your signed-if-for-dummies should do one thing and do it well. I think, that it should execute the properly chosen block. It shoudn't try to evaluate its first argument at any price, because supplying it is a work for the caller IMO. I am pretty sure, that the code is much more brittle and cryptic, than the proper solution, which should work for useful first argument values and not for any garbage. E.g. your solution has the worst possible property of any algorithm: there are some inputs, for which the algorithm doesn't stop. Regards Ladislav