[REBOL] Re: "piping" functions
From: jf_allie::hotmail::com at: 23-Nov-2005 22:28
Thanks Graham, it is very short indeed!
butfirst: func [series][
copy next series
Your version made me realise I had misinterpreted the effect of the "index"
functions like "back" and "next". You see I thought they returned the index
position, when in fact, they return the whole series but only show its
valuesstarting at the position of the index. I think a sliding window would
be a better metaphor then the arrow pointing at the position.
Unfortunately, this "sliding window" model breaks down in the following
function where "back tail series" seems to return an index. But when you
check the type of "back tail series" it answers "block".
Is it a case where we will need both the wave and the particule models to
understand the phenomenon? What's going on?
butlast: func [series][
copy/part series back tail series
>>num: [1 2 3 4]
== [1 2 3 4]
== [1 2 3]