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[REBOL] Re: order of evaluating expressions..

From: berniegs:prodigy at: 23-Dec-2004 18:11

Hi, Back around 1967 or so, when I was just learning to program in Fortran II, I made the decision that I would never try to memorize precedence rules for expression evaluation. I just used parentheses to get the precedence I intended in Fortran, Perl, Rexx, VB, etc., and I've been doing it all along. Never had a problem with errors due to precedence rules. So I don't have any problem with Rebol's unusual precedence rules. I just look at it as being forced by Rebol to continue doing what I've been doing for the last 35+ years or so anyway. :-) I think it's a pretty good programming practice, and it works well for me. Bernie Schneider The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. -- Friedrich Nietzsche --