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[REBOL] Re: syntax across languages

From: andrew:martin:colenso:school at: 24-Dec-2003 22:45

Joel wrote:
> As for (2), it doesn't exists! I'm not trying to be pedantic here,
but sincerely believe that one of the early steps to "getting" REBOL is to realize that e.g. THERE IS NO "IF" STATEMENT, but merely some functions (IF, IF/ELSE, EITHER) that take an argument of type [LOGIC! NONE!] and one or two arguments of type [BLOCK!] and, if you so choose, YOU CAN WRITE YOUR OWN. I totally agree. It's the step of breaking free from The Matrix of conventional programming languages. The other step is that words (and other values) can mean whatever you want them to mean. Andrew J Martin Attendance Officer Speaking in tongues and performing miracles. Colenso High School Arnold Street, Napier. Tel: 64-6-8310180 ext 826 Fax: 64-6-8336759 DISCLAIMER: Colenso High School and its Board of Trustees is not responsible (or legally liable) for materials distributed to or acquired from user e-mail accounts. You can report any misuse of an e-mail account to our ICT Manager and the complaint will be investigated. (Misuse can come in many forms, but can be viewed as any material sent/received that indicate or suggest pornography, unethical or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism, inappropriate language and/or other issues described in our Acceptable Use Policy.) All outgoing messages are certified virus-free by McAfee GroupShield Exchange Phone: +64 6 843 5095 or Fax: +64 6 833 6759 or E-mail: [postmaster--colenso--school--nz]