. Re: cross-stack globals, also, file inclusion

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Sat Oct 25 12:39:20 EDT 2003

>>Programmer error, Jacque: constants 123 and "123" are not the same 
>>and should not be used interchangeably.
>Do you mean as compiled?  Or as a matter of style?
>I have gotten the impression that these are exactly equivalent. 
>When used in arithmetic in a handler, the value is converted to 
>internal number form.

Morning, Dar.

IMF(oole's)O, the value of a constant is CONSTANT, and 123 does not 
equate to "123".  It certainly doesn't in any other language I've 
programmed in.

I always use 123 to specify the integer and "123" to specify the 
string; so I don't know if Revolution tries to coerce one to the 
other.  I suppose one should try Jacque's example to see what the 
MetaCard engine does with it; however I believe coercing the type of 
a constant is not appropriate for a professional development tool.

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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