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From: Mel Wilson <mwil...@the-wire.com>
Fri, 12 Mar 2004 10:57:27 -0500
In article <c2rafr$21ftn5$1 at ID-169208.news.uni-berlin.de>,
"Greg Ewing (using news.cis.dfn.de)" <wmwd2zz02 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
>John Roth wrote:>> I suspect that's a rather common error. I'd much prefer>> that both find and index return an object that acted like>> a number but returned the logically correct response when>> queried as a boolean: true for zero and false for -1.>>Good heavens, no! That would be a *massively* dangerous>object to have floating around in one's program...

   *Most* of them wouldn't float very far..  I presume that
when you did arithmetic on one of them, the magic wouldn't
metastatize to the result.  So when one did escape from the
find/index context it would be the last thing anybody
expected.

        Regards.        Mel.


ob. c.l.p.  fear, surprise

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