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[REBOL] Re: Sameness - a pragmatic approach.

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 11-Feb-2003 15:51

Hi Joel, On Tuesday, February 11, 2003, 2:30:09 PM, you wrote: JN> I am inclined for the former interpretation, for (oddly enough) the JN> same reason (avoiding unnecessry concepts). I can think of no test JN> that distinguishes among the value of V and the two values in B, and No test can prove them being the same, either; so it is an arbitrary choice anyway, and I was just worried of (wrong) implications the former might suggest to a casual reader: one thousand "1"s will consume the same amount of memory than one "1" because they are all the same value. Thus I wanted to avoid the concept "they are the same conceptually, but not in implementation", since I don't find it worth it. Anyway, again, both choices are valid and arbitrary, as long as the behavior of SAME? is consistent with them. :-) Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amigan -- AGI L'Aquila -- REB: