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[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 >constructed >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 brain. 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". PERFORM DATA-NAME-1. I might be beginning to understand what Edsger Dijkstra meant when he said that the use of COBOL cripples the mind. Steven White City of Bloomington 2215 W Old Shakopee Rd Bloomington MN 55431-3096 USA 952-563-4882 (voice) 952-563-4672 (fax) [swhite--ci--bloomington--mn--us]