Olin Shivers 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?
Like a computer does: using a bit string. Much more efficient than a
ascii string anyway (which ofcourse is a bit string, I know).
Michel de Groot
> Perlis, as usual, summed it up well in one of his aphorisms:
> The string is a stark data structure, and everywhere it
> occurs there is much hiding of information.
> This is what is wrong with both Unix and tcl. Their power is also a great
> weakness: they are designed around a "least common denominator"
> representation, strings. What it buys you is that everything interoperates.
> The above aphorism explains what it costs you.
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