Symbols as parameters?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Thu Jan 21 20:06:35 CET 2010

Am 21.01.10 20:01, schrieb Alf P. Steinbach:
> * Diez B. Roggisch:
>> Am 21.01.10 19:48, schrieb Alf P. Steinbach:
>>> * Diez B. Roggisch:
>>>> Am 21.01.10 12:58, schrieb Alf P. Steinbach:
>>>>> * Stefan Behnel:
>>>>>> Alf P. Steinbach, 21.01.2010 11:38:
>>>>>>> * Carl Banks:
>>>>>>>> On Jan 20, 11:43 pm, Martin Drautzburg <Martin.Drautzb... at>
>>>>>>> [snip]
>>>>>>>>> What I am really looking for is a way
>>>>>>>>> - to be able to call move(up)
>>>>>>>>> - having the "up" symbol only in the context of the function
>>>>>>>>> call
>>>>>>>> Short answer is, you can't do it.
>>>>>>> On the contrary, it's not difficult to do.
>>>>>>> I provided an example in my answer to the OP (first reply in the
>>>>>>> thread).
>>>>>> Erm, no, you didn't. You showed a) how to pass a string constant
>>>>>> into a
>>>>>> function and b) how to pass a value from a bound variable. None of
>>>>>> that is
>>>>>> helpful to the OP's problem.
>>>>> Perhaps look again at that example. It demonstrates exactly what
>>>>> the OP
>>>>> asks for.
>>>> Perhaps look again at the requirements:
>>>> """
>>>> - the parameter IS REALLY NOT A STRING, but a direction
>>>> """
>>> So?
>> Oh please. You claim you provided exactly what the OP asked for. But
>> in the body of move, all you can do is to compare the direction
>> parameter tco "up", not to UP. So no, you provided *something*, but
>> not what the OP asked for.
> Pardon me for not taking you seriously or not getting the joke, if
> that's what it's meant as.

No joking, unless you started it somewhere earlier. The OP didn't want 
to compare to a string, yet your "example" forces him to exactly do 
that. If not, would you care to show us the fulfillment of "the 
parameter IS REALLY NOT A STRING, but a direction" in your example? Thanks.

You see, it seems that you agreeing to be wrong is something your are so 
adamantly refusing to acknowledge that I'm inclined to believe that in 
the event of this really happen one day, a great rift in the very fabric 
of space and time would appear, and the world would end. If this 
conversation was in my native language and not in yours, I'd might give 
it a shot, just to see what really happens. But as it isn't, and I guess 
everybody else except you knows that your wrong - I wont.



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