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[REBOL] Re: Style R flavour checker ;-)

From: carl:cybercraft at: 9-Jan-2002 23:58

On 09-Jan-02, Allen Kamp wrote:
> I've been sitting back holding off commenting, but can't hold off > forever. If you really want to make it easier for maintenance > programmers, all I can say is to repeat the Designer's Tip Sheet. > Tip #7 Code in Style > "REBOL is a highly dynamic language that allows massive creative > freedon in script's design. But, when it comes to the source format > of your script, use the standard style (found in the REBOL User's > Guide). Adhering to a standard style will make your script easier > for you and others to read" > I see little point in using a style different to the style that is > in used REBOL itself. For one thing the source function loses some > of its utilty if you have to mentaly map from the standard > formatting to your own style.
But RT could change the output with the next release of REBOL.
> If you have trouble reading the > standard style, then maybe you haven't truly learnt to read REBOL > yet. (or you might be carrying too much baggage from past > languages.)
Nah - it's to get away from the look of other languages and to have a more REBOL-like style - to emphasize the blocks as much as possible. Plus, it's just plain better.
> Please stick to the standard guide as much as you can, at the very > least please stick to it for posts to this list. When in Rome... etc
> Cheers, > Allen K > [close vent]
(: -- Carl Read