[REBOL] Re: order of evaluating expressions..
From: berniegs:prodigy at: 23-Dec-2004 18:11
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.
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