[REBOL] Re: Rebol Enhancement Proposal - Telephone numbers
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 20-Apr-2001 11:23
Hmmm... Even though:
* It would make parse operations a tiny bit easier.
* It would help in the exchange of data
There are a few more negs:
* feature bloat
* You dont add telephone numbers, or perform other operations with them.
* It can written simply 64'6'8354110 or as a robust dialect [64 6 8354110 *9
wait 5 "password" #]
* So many different standards and conventions
I am not strictly opposed to a telephone number type, as they are frequently
used and exchanged. I suppose you can reliably divide telephone numbers into
two parts. The always used local part, and the optional dialed long distance
part that changes with location. Example:
[ 64'6 8354110 ] ; out of local area
[ none 8354110 ] ; within local area
Note that in some areas pauses must be inserted into a number. For instance I
have heard of people in the US that have to wait 3 seconds just to get a
dialtone--could be worse in other countries. Modems use #"," to represent a
pause. #"*" and #"#" are also a good idea to support. The characters,
especially commas, would complicate searches.
Its possible the url type could be used? Hmmm...
>> Andrew: open/lines phone://23-234-234-3533
>> first Andrew
>> insert Andrew "How many REBOL programmers does it take to change a light
>> first Andrew
== "I dont know?"
>> insert Andrew "None. Thats a hardware job!"
>> close Andrew
Andrew Martin wrote:
> How about adding the telephone number to Rebol? For example:
> Telephone: +64-6-8354110
> >> type? Telephone
> == telephone!
> It would behave a lot like the issue! datatype, but have telephone!
> datatype. Refinements could include:
> >> Telephone/International
> == +64
> >> Telephone/National
> == 6
> >> Telephone/Local
> == 8354110
> The rebol parser rule could be:
> "+" some Digit "-" some Digit "-" some Digit
> The only trouble I have at the moment is determining if is this pattern
> would be suitable for other countries. While this works for NZ, it might not
> work for other nations. Any one know if this wouldn't work for them?
> Andrew Martin
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