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[REBOL] Re: Understanding REBOL...

From: carl:cybercraft at: 11-Aug-2008 17:29

On Sunday, 10-August-2008 at 15:07:11 Brian Tiffin wrote,
>I too would like to a see a document that describes the high level and >connects it to assembly. The equivalent of Dr. Ralph's "The Implementation >of the Icon Programming Language" would be a wondrous thing. > >To be honest, I've always felt like arcanesentiment. Z-80 Assembler was how I >learned programming. My warm fuzzy comes from thinking in terms of >addresses, registers and machine instructions. Without coming to grips at >that level, I end up feeling lost. I love REBOL enough to ignore that twinge >most of the time, but then feel that efforts to help out with the >documentation and advocacy can only end up as epic fail due to the >disconnect.
I don't really find any problem with that, as I feel REBOL's so far abstracted away from the hardware for it not to matter. If the code we were writing was to be compiled it might make a difference, but it's not, it's interpreted, and all I ask is that it's interpreted the same way on whatever OS or machine it's on. We do need to know everything about how our code will be interpreted though. -- Carl Read.