Wow! It's starting to click now!

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto revolution at jaedworks.com
Sun Feb 19 21:02:08 EST 2006


At 7:04 PM -0800 2/18/2006, Scott Rossi wrote:
>Why is it not possible to substitute 1 and 0 for true and false?  Is this
>possible and I've just never seen it?  Has no one ever needed this option?

It goes back to the way xTalks handle values. True and false are 
strings, not numbers (the constant true has value "true", and 
likewise for false). This is how boolean values are reported 
throughout the language, as the strings "true" or "false".

I suppose xTalks could special-case equalities by making the string 
"true" equal the string "1", and "false" equal "0", but it would be 
kind of opaque to scripters, I think. (Handy, but hard to understand.)
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jeanne a. e. devoto ~ revolution at jaedworks.com
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