How best to blockify?
This is a really common line of code:
unless block? value [value: reduce [value]]
If the value is not a block, make a new block that holds the value. This is frequently used in functions that use block arguments to allow them to accept other values.
I would like a simpler function to do that. Something like:
blk: blockize value
Of course, I don't like the blockize name that much, but it is consistent with dirize.
You might think that:
to block! value
make block! value
could do what we need, but they have special exceptions for some datatypes. For example if the value is a string, it is loaded. If the value is an integer, make creates a block of that size. Those kinds of exceptions are fairly standard in the conversion functions.
So, since reduce creates block, perhaps a cousin could be:
blk: deduce value
blk: enduce value
Those are both good names... so good, I can almost see them for some kind of prologish function; I'm just not sure what.