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[REBOL] Re: Weird error message...

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 7-Nov-2001 8:44

Hi, Hallvard, Hallvard Ystad wrote:
> I think I got it. Take a look at this: > >> ^/ > ** Syntax Error: Invalid path -- ^/ > ** Near: (line 1) ^/ > > >> "^/ > ** Syntax Error: Missing " at "^/ > ** Near: print find krak str_HTML > > In the first example, ^/ creates an error (of course). In > the second example, rebol must be looking back in history > to find a match for the double quote, hence the rounding > expression in Joels console session (did you do some rounding > just before, Joel?) and the tag-stuff thing in mine (I sure > did some tag-stuff!). >
I had done some experimenting with rounding much earlier, but it had been a while. Repeating the experiment on my box at work...
>> "^/
** Syntax Error: Missing " at "^/ ** Where: halt-view ** Near: ff There was no occurrence of FF in my console transcript (which went back to the point at which REBOL was started. However, there *was* an occurrence of FF in a script file which I had DOne from the console. This seems to support the conjecture about leftovers or other internal pointer weirdness... -jn- -- This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't. -- Doug Hofstadter joel<dot>neely<at>fedex<dot>com