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[REBOL] Re: Slashdot REBOL mention

From: lmecir:mbox:vol:cz at: 29-Oct-2001 23:56

Hi Ammon,
> From what I have seen of Perl, Perl DOES use dialecting, it just
hasn't
> been touted like dialecting in REBOL has. Perl is NOT READABLE, that
seems
> to be its biggest characteristic. > > Why would you do a dialect? What is the point? A dialect is really > just a library, with a little different format for accessing the
functions.
> The reason for changing the way you access them is to make it REABABLE,
that
> would go directly against all perl rules. ;-) If someone wanted to they > could create dialects, in perl, that would allow you to write programs, in > Perl, in a readable fashion. ;-0 > > Enjoy, my 2! > Ammon > > PS Just enjoy no pun intended.
Could you be more elaborate on Perl dialecting (I am not a Perl expert)? As an example of a dialect, let's take my PIF function from http://www.rebol.cz/cffr.html Is there a possibility to do that in Perl? Regards Ladislav