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[REBOL] Re: Loop with negative count

From: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 27-Dec-2006 19:23

* Gregg Irwin <> [061227 17:14]:
> Hi Tim, > TJ> Can we reliably expect that a negative argument will be ignored? > > So far. :) In the case of LOOP and REPEAT, it seems safe to say that > negative values make no sense, and will always be ignored. Others may > argue that REBOL should throw an error, but I imagine Carl considered > that behavior and chose not to do it, so you're probably safe. Maybe > we can get a quick answer from him to be sure though.
to throw or not to throw, that is the question ... actually, always a good one to ask. I write my own code with a lot of throws.....
> I wouldn't feel safe saying the same thing about all other functions. > For example, FORSKIP/FORALL changed, but hopefully for the better > since negative numbers would loop forever before, and now throw an > error.
Thanks Gregg <grin> BTW: that posting was sent on December 19. Where've y'all been? </grin> tim
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