[REBOL] another sug*estion? /soft seeking ...
From: petr::krenzelok::trz::cz at: 28-Nov-2000 11:11
I am not sure If I am alone missing the so called soft-seeking
capability in REBOL? What's the point?
Let's assume the following series:
blk: [1 2 3 6 7 8 9]
find blk 4 returns currently none, but there are cases, when you want to
return the nearest value ...
e.g. I have block of files built from dates:
20001101 2001102 2001105 ...
the problem is - we don't download data on weekends. Then my user
selects he wants report starting at 1.1.2000, ending at 30.11.2000. But
what if 1.1.2000 is a weekend day? The search in block will not be
If some kind of find/soft would exists, it could return the nearest
value found ... (the same behavior for /reverse seeking)
The problem is our series can contain mixture of various datatypes ....
So, is it even achievable?
Hope someone understands what I want to express :-)