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Re: [APROG] :notify()
I may be wrong, but I recall reading long ago that :notify does what it does
to leave open the possibility of sending extra arguments. :tell, on the
other hand, would have trouble parsing extra arguments (for example, those
to the builtin notify()), since it gobbles up all the args into tostr().
Besides, since it expects a complete string, any :notify method can be as
simple as 'return notify(this, @args);'. It's the LEAN :TELL.
At 10:40 PM 7/29/96 PDT, Richard Godard wrote:
>Just a silly question. Is there any compelling reason for the :notify()
>verbs not to do a tostr(@args) ?
>Is it a technical, philosophical or historical reason?
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