[REBOL] Re: Strange parse "bug"/behavior?
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 17-Mar-2007 16:44
thanks for the input, but I already found out, why or why my case did
rule: [any [copy char skip 1 (prin char)]]
... simply means, that 0 or more times 1 char is copied into 'char word.
What does 1 mean here is - perform 1-time what follows = (print char).
Let's verify it:
rule: [any [copy char skip 5 (prin char)]]
parse/all "this is a test string" rule
ttttthhhhhiiiiisssss iiiiisssss aaaaa
ttttteeeeesssssttttt ssssstttttrrrrriiiiinnnnnggggg== true
Simply the rule will perform paren (rebol code) given number of times,
which is 5 times here. I did not expect it being possible, as I did not
consider paren being a typical part of parse dialect ....
But thanks for the input.