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Allow a Refnum as a Case Selector

I do this a lot:


I'd rather do this:


"If you weren't supposed to push it, it wouldn't be a button."
Proven Zealot

I would strongly oppose this change on the grounds that it would make the very dangerous "Not A Refnum?" test harder to find in an application. Here's my post on the subject:


If you are writing code like what is shown above, I am very worried about your application's correctness. I would advise you to rewrite your application to avoid that pattern. See the post on LAVA for details.

Proven Zealot

> "If you weren't supposed to push it, it wouldn't be a button." 


Untrue, as demonstrated by the existence of the "Not a refnum?" primitive. 🙂

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