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[REBOL] Re: Fun with literal blocks!

From: lmecir:geocities at: 29-Oct-2000 23:39

Hi Joel, clever as always. You understood everything perfectly. My only point against a (safe) non-WYSIWYG code is, that the code is not as self-documenting/maintainable as a WYSIWYG code. Moreover, I still think, that with WYSIWYG I can write anything I would like to without feeling any restrictions as long, as the GC bug stops messing things in Rebol (moreover, even with non-WYSIWYG code allowed, I found some examples I would like to write in Rebol but am not able to as long, as the GC bug "works"). Two more comments: 1) A notion of vNL seems adequate, although If we recall that the Rebol intepreter is written in C, we can conclude that C (in a sense) can be used to write self-modifying code too. 2) The WYSIWYG definition I wrote/am promoting is (to be honest) my "mental model" of your idea: do to immutable-code! whatever Regards Ladislav