[REBOL] Re: R: Re: VID: choice arguments
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 30-Jan-2002 11:22
I'm not part of the team at RT, so I can only give my opinion.
<< but when I create a dialect, a can even create refiniments... >>
You can create a dialect to support almost any syntax imaginable. Dialects
may often be used to make it easier for humans to enter data that the
computer understands. Most people will be confused by the extra syntax
required by most programming languages. While REBOL does away with lots of
extraneous syntax, you can use a dialect to do away with even more, albeit
by limiting the scope of what the dialect allows (or writing a very complex
and powerful dialect :).
REBOL's VID (Visual Interface Dialect) does this. The catch with VID is that
we, as developers, often want to insert regular REBOL statements along with
the VID statements, which leads to more syntax in Layout blocks, but also
shows the power that can be made available even inside a dialect. VID,
itself, is very free from artificial syntax and refinements would add
artifice I think.