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[REBOL] Re: Puzzle with FIND and SELECT

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 8-Feb-2003 11:08

Hi, Romano, Romano Paolo Tenca wrote:
> this is not true: > > probe any-string? probe to-email "3" > probe any-string? probe to-url "3" >
Point taken; I should have stated myself more clearly. I was referring to the syntax used to write literal values. The sub-expression "3" in the above is clearly a STRING! value, and it was necessary to have REBOL do some additional evaluation to create a value that breaks the normal syntax rules. (The same thing applies for e.g. TO-WORD .) The newly-introduced notation for literal LOGIC! and NONE! values (or rather the need for such) reinforces my view that the external representation of "literal" values should make clear the types of those values. Thanks for clarifying! -jn-