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[REBOL] Re: footer on Joel's email

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 19-Mar-2002 6:10

Hi, Charles, Charles wrote:
> There is, of course, the point that if one were to copy > & paste the sig into the console (which is what I did), > then the comment /is/ required, and the REBOL [] does > nothing special. >
And a good point it is, too!
> "octothorp"? I've never heard that term before! Ah, but > Merriam-Webster > ( http://www.m-w.com ) says: > Main Entry: oc∑to∑thorp > Pronunciation: 'šk-t&-"thorp, -tO- > Function: noun > Etymology: octo- + thorp, of unknown origin; from the eight > points on its circumference > Date: 1971 > : the symbol # > Fascinating!! > >From _The_Elements_of_Typographic_Style_ by Robert Bringhurst,
a standard refererence in the field of typography... octothorp Otherwise known a the numeral sign. It has also been used as a symbol for the pound avoirdupois, but this usage is now archaic. In cartography, it is also a symbol for a village: eight fields around a central square, and this is the source of its name. Octothorp means eight fields. Of course this also means that REBOL is eight times better than c# ("see octothorp") and has it completely surrounded. -- ; Joel Neely joeldotneelyatfedexdotcom REBOL [] do [ do func [s] [ foreach [a b] s [prin b] ] sort/skip do function [s] [t] [ t: "" foreach [a b] s [repend t [b a]] t ] { | e s m!zauafBpcvekexEohthjJakwLrngohOqrlryRnsctdtiub} 2 ]