Sometimes you need to build a table with multiple data types that must align. (i.e. a string containing a color name, and an int with the color value.)
This gets messy:
data.s "White" : data.i $ffffff
data.s "Black" : data.i 0
Permitting multiple data types, and automatic types with strings would simplify this common use. If we could have a default setting for numbers, strings are easy to differentiate.
data $ffffff , "White"
data 0, "Black"
I think constant arrays with multiple lines would be far superior, but this seems like a great in-between.