On 15 Apr 1997 18:18:45 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles Lin) wrote:
> If one had to choose a single type for everything, a string is a
>pretty good choice. Why not a number? How would you represent a
>string with a number?
Because the fundamental type has to be some kind of list. So really,
the TCL fundamental type is the character, which never exists outside
of a string (much like quarks like to hang around in pairs or threes),
whereas in LISP, there ain't a fundemantal type... you get ints,
chars, etc. which may or may not be inside lists or vectors.
Just thought I'd clear that up.
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