[REBOL] Re: The complete Rebol named argument passing
From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 27-Feb-2004 10:12
On Friday, February 27, 2004, 12:19:24 AM, you wrote:
>> Do you think you would use APPLY that way? I wouldn't. I would use
>> it this way, instead:
>> apply :find [
>> series value part range only case any
>> with wild skip size match tail last reverse
RPT> This is the only case in which you syntax has some advantage.
This is the only case I would use APPLY for --- passing arguments
and refinements from another function. If the block you pass APPLY
is not constructed programmatically, then you don't need APPLY at
all. But if it is, having everything in the same order as in the
function spec is much simpler.
RPT> But i think that it is not enough to change an aspect of rebol language: order
RPT> of refinements must remain not important under any respect.
I don't see why having such an APPLY would change this...
Anyway, I think Ladidlav's APPLY can be taken as a prototype.
Probably, its /N refinement would make everyone happy.
Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer
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