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Thijs Schreijer <> writes:
> Then I would rather have a single type() function and replace its
> number' return value with the new types. Big incompatibility but the
> new integer division operator already is. Incompatible but clean.

Predicates are actually _more_ clean, and yet aren't incompatible
("isnumber" and "isinteger"/"isfloat" can exist simultaneously).

If you are worried about function namespace pollution (I'm not,
particularly, but ...), it's also possible to use a predicate-style
solution with a separate type namespace, e.g. "istype(OBJ, TYPE)",
where TYPE is 'number', 'float', 'table', etc.


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and reflection.