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[REBOL] Direct! Re: FUDGE: Software for Testing Mechanics

From: al::bri::xtra::co::nz at: 12-Sep-2000 13:47

Hi, Jennifer, you wrote:
> Tell me more (off list is probably best) about Rebol.
This is quoted from Rebol - The Official Guide ISBN 0-07-212279-X, Page 4: Rebol is a deceptively simple, user-friendly, effective and tremendously powerful interactive scripting and programming language. It enables the occasional scripter or professional programmer to rapidly create Internet-oriented CGI scripts or small utilities with a minimum of overhead and without being weighed down by formalisms or cryptic notations. ... Due to its English-like vocabulary, Rebol is very well suited as a first programming language for novices. Rebol is a very powerful tool that can be learned quickly. Seasoned programmers will find that Rebol also provides a collection of useful advanced language features, such as a built-in BNF parser (BNF stands for Backus-Naur Form, a notation used to express certain types of language grammars), objects, and port access, that permit implementation of complex and sophisticated programs. Self-documenting functions, optional type enforcement in function interfaces, flexible and refined support for high-level data structures (including lists, hashes, objects and contexts) and Rebol's capability to support "small languages" or dialects provide the foundation for sophisticated applications. Here's how to send an email in Rebol: send [friend--office--com] "Hello friend" Here's how to save data to a file: save %friend.dat "Hello friend" Here's how to read a web page: read http://www.rebol.com I hope that helps! If not, just let me know. Andrew Martin ICQ: 26227169 http://members.ncbi.com/AndrewMartin/ http://members.xoom.com/AndrewMartin/