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[REBOL] Does the REBOL book clarify REBOL semantics?

From: j_gauss::paradise::net::nz at: 21-Nov-2000 10:43

Hi, I've recently been looking at REBOL and the manual. I must admit that I find the latter somewhat unclear in places. For instance, we can pass arguments with 1. 'avar 2. avar 3. :avar and maybe some other ways as well. There doesn't seem to be a place in the manual where this crucial matter is explained in terms of say 'by copy', 'by value', 'by reference', etc - conventional usage that can clarify matters greatly. Accordingly, I'm considering buying "REBOL-The Official Guide". However, before doing so I'd like to solicit your opinions on the text. Does it clarify some of the parameter passing semantics? Does it clarify the notion of a "value"? Does it ramble? Please be critical. I sent an email to join the r-tog list but I'm still being processed - for the last 3 days. Thanks in advance for your comments. jsw -- boring C programmer.