[REBOL] Re: head reverse annoys me
From: ammon:johnson::gmail at: 16-Dec-2004 13:37
I have also been annoyed by this. I know that I have used the result
of reverse a time or two so it would undoubtedly break some of my code
but it shouldn't break too much code. I vote that you fix it. ;-)
On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 12:01:21 -0800, Carl <[carl--rebol--net]> wrote:
> I'm not sure if anyone has been annoyed by REVERSE returning
> the tail position. I know I have. Everywhere I see REVERSE used
> like this: ... head reverse foo.
> It's my fault. I defined REVERSE like this for the same reason I defined
> INSERT and other series functions to do the same: to not lose "information"
> (in other words to preserve the ending location). But, that feature is rarely,
> if ever, used (in REVERSE that is).
> I'm inclined to change it to return the starting location, but I thought it
> be good to discuss this openly. Will such a change break existing code?
> It could, if anyone uses the result of REVERSE. But, that would surprise me.
> I've never used it in "millions" of lines of code. (That's like dog years.)
> It's a small thing, but I don't like new users to get annoyed with stuff
> like this.
> "Say the word, and it will be done by sundown today."
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