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[REBOL] Re: Slashdot REBOL mention

From: ammonjohnson:ya:hoo at: 29-Oct-2001 12:57

<Disclaimer: I am not a big Perl fan, just someone with a little experience.> From what I have seen of Perl, Perl DOES use dialecting, it just hasn't been touted like dialecting in REBOL has. Perl is NOT READABLE, that seems to be its biggest characteristic. Why would you do a dialect? What is the point? A dialect is really just a library, with a little different format for accessing the functions. The reason for changing the way you access them is to make it REABABLE, that would go directly against all perl rules. ;-) If someone wanted to they could create dialects, in perl, that would allow you to write programs, in Perl, in a readable fashion. ;-0 Enjoy, my 2! Ammon PS Just enjoy no pun intended.