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[REBOL] Re: parse, again...

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 6-Nov-2001 10:04

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf Of > Brett Handley > Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 12:49 AM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: parse, again... > As it reads, it looks as if you are saying that "skip to end" is a single > atomic parse instruction, that Rebol understands the English meaning of the > phrase 'skip to end' - I disagree with this.
Hi, no that wasn't my intention. Of course these are two instructions 'skip and 'to and one special meaning terminal symbol 'end ;-). My sentence just specified the meaning of the whole rule.
> I was simply saying that you > have two parse instructions here. "skip" is carried out first, then "to end" > is carried out.
Correct. As said two instructions and one terminal symbol.
> Perhaps your comment that skip is mandatory is relative to some particular > situation (or the stopping condition discussion), if so I'm sorry I > obviously missed your intention.
No problem, I'm not a native english speaker so I might not write specific enough. With mandatory I meant the meaning of skip is 'skip one symbol' and not 'skip one symbol if possible else ignore the rule' Robert