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Original date:2015-05-06 07:51:11 Edited by: irv Subject: Re: Over exaggerated negative post on reddit programming

jimcbrown said...
euphoric said...
jimcbrown said...

Actually, the object() function allows you to test is a variable is unset...

I cannot imagine a case where this would be necessary. Are there examples of the utility of this functionality?

I can't think of any.

One comes to mind. In EuGTK, I can load a single library (for Linux) as an atom or a whole slew of libraries (Windows) as a sequence of atoms, so I declare LIBS as an object, then test:

  if not object(LIBS) then 
     crash...no libraries found. 
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