[REBOL] Re: Is Rebol code smaller?/Compiler!
From: steven:white:ci:bloomington:mn:us at: 20-Nov-2002 7:39
>>> [carl--s--rebol--com] 11/19/02 05:48PM >>>
>Hi, this is Carl, and perhaps I can help clarify:
>And, don't forget that the expression above may be the result that was
>dynamically from other REBOL code.
As a newcomer who struggles a bit with REBOL, I find these
occasional essays very helpful. Perhaps they are candidates
for saving in a library, or as a regular column on a web site.
I personally print them and save them, so that I can reread them
to help understanding gradually soak in to my age-encrusted
The idea of a language that can generate statements in itself
and then execute them is interesting. That seems to be like
this impossible COBOL example:
77 A PIC X.
77 B PIC X.
77 DATA-NAME-1 PIC X(50) VALUE "MOVE A TO B".
I might be beginning to understand what Edsger Dijkstra meant
when he said that the use of COBOL cripples the mind.
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