[REBOL] Re: A comment to Carl's blog
From: hallvard:ystad:oops-as:no at: 21-Oct-2004 23:47
>Well, I agree it is a bit ambiguous,
>but if you think that rebol operates
>left to right, then you can see that
>the get-word :n happens before the set-word n:
Well, rebol operates left to right, yes. But :n: still would have to be treated as one
single word, not as one character appearing in two different words. (Afterall n: is not
the word 'n and then a colon, it is a set-word!, and so this would have to be a something-word
too. Someone in this thread called it a get-set-word. Why not?) I just wanted to point
out that it is ambiguous.
Once this is becomming part of a standard and is being used, however, I agree it won't
be ambiguous anymore. I like the feature, and I have wanted something like this before.
Come to think about it, posting this as a comment directly to Carl maybe was a bit hasty...