[REBOL] Re: link to background on Rebol language design?
From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 22-Aug-2003 8:46
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> On Behalf Of Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch
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> Subject: [REBOL] Re: link to background on Rebol language design?
> The difference In rebol is that binding seems to be applied
> individually to each word instead of being looked up by the
> current environment.
Hi, exactly! To me that's the biggest difference. Rebol doesn't the
concept of a scope. A block can have a mix of words from different
contexts. There is no need that all words are in the same "scope". To me
a word! is a key into a lookup table to get a surrogat for it. This
surrogat is looked up again etc. until a terminal symbol is reached.