"yes i do know he doesnt need to code an "alias" for each possablity, in fact i think you would be hard pressed to show where i said he did need to"

your post was in response to [seemingly backing up] the statement made here:

"It is just plain inpractical, where would it even end?

range of $-999() / $999() ??"

sorry if i figured you wrong for that. either way, your explaination of $999 "doesn't exist" is a bit of a moot point, because it technically does exist, it's what the identifier points to that doesn't exist. that was the point i was making.