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[REBOL] Re: Tuples - Was Pair! thread

From: chaz:innocent at: 7-Feb-2002 13:45

>For example, tuples can also be used to >represent colors -- for which there are a variety of useful >orderings: lighter-than? darker-than? more-saturated-than? and >so forth.
The primitive operators '>, '=, and '< have very clear and unambigous meanings when applied to scalar values. Neither pairs nor tuples are scalar. That being said, I'd love to be able to sort colors. Imagine picking one of the recognized color solids, taking slices through it and sorting based on the slice that a color is a part of. Since there are several color solids, and many ways to slice them, perhaps the REBOLish solution would be to use the system object to explicitly specify which solid and through which axis one is slicing.