[REBOL] Re: Mold, load and Core 2.6
From: lmecir:mbox:vol:cz at: 15-Mar-2002 18:48
trying to catch up with my mailbox. Holger, your explanation is nice and
comprehensive. I do agree with you everywhere. I have got just one simple
5. Various issues regarding references (circular or otherwise). This is
difficult to handle in the context of serialization. There are three cases:
5.c) The data represents a general, directed graph, with cycles. This is
strongly discouraged :-). mold and load will not work at all with this kind
Comment: No changes are planned regarding this, and the current behavior is
considered to be a bug. Serialization of data structures with non-tree-based
references requires special serialization functions. mold and load are not
suitable for this.
I do agree with you on this. The problem is, that I want the MOLD (and/or
LOAD) function to fail gracefully, i.e. to fire an error instead of "blowing
up" the interpreter. Is that too much I am asking for?