1. Re: When to use Which variable type?


You wrote:
> Rob et al;
> is there any rule (or logic) as to when one should use an object,
> or a sequence, or any other types over others?

If you don't know what type you can expect use the objecttype. This
type can work with integers, atoms and sequences. Then you can test
if the information you got on the object are atoms or sequences with
functions atom() or sequence(). Look at the manual.

> in the collection of code that i have studied thus far, there seems
> to be no logic as to why a variable is defined as a sequence or
> as an object.

If you use objects you can make the code you make type independant

Marcel Kollenaar
M.Kollenaar at slo.nl

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