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[REBOL] Re: Functions, /local and refinements

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 15-May-2004 20:44

Hi Gregg, On Saturday, May 15, 2004, 6:52:46 PM, you wrote: GI> Wow. I didn't know that. My gut reaction is to agree with Gabriele GI> about what standard style we should use but, if this is legal, it GI> means HELP isn't interpreting things the same way the interpreter GI> does, which should be addressed. i.e. HELP should be fixed. The interpreter has never been doing things in any particular way. That is, /LOCAL is just a refinement, like /ALL would, or /WITH, etc. Carl just decided, as a convention, to use the refinement named /LOCAL to define local words; so HELP is just following this convention. As I said, it would make no harm to change HELP, but I'm not really sure it would be worth it...
>> f: func [/local a] [print a] >> f
>> f/local 1
1 Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --- SOON: