[PD-dev] mystery type generated by [list trim]

padawan12 padawan12 at obiwannabe.co.uk
Sat Oct 28 14:57:30 CEST 2006

Just checking it's not a problem with [makefilename], it's not.
I'd expect an X from trimming any raw X, in other words [list trim]
should do nothing to any data that doesn't have "list" at the
start. Is that what you would expect?

On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 18:51:37 -0400
Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at eds.org> wrote:

> A student just discovered this strange behavior.  Basically, if you  
> get something that generates a symbolic atom that has numeric data in  
> it, you can then create a mystery type by feeding that thru [list  
> trim].  Don't know exactly where the problem is, but something fishy  
> is going on.  My guess is that [list trim] should output a float.
> See attached patch:
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