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[REBOL] Re: Best Language

From: brett:codeconscious at: 12-Dec-2002 10:48

I am ignoring "..the pursuit of the perfect programming language." and ignoring the "What representational system, besides English, is good..." bits. Just answering the "...however it is that you represent the above statements in your head...", ie a representation that makes sense to me (no claim for making sense to others). No it is not REBOL, or maybe it is but that is not the point, or maybe it is. 1) L: [Fooble1 Fooble2 ... FoobleN] 2) L: [ G Fooble1 G Fooble2 ... G FoobleN ] 3) L: [Fooble1 Fooble2 ... FoobleN] Fooble2: H Fooble1 Fooble3: H Fooble2 ... FoobleN: H FoobleN-1 Using the : notation was something I was doing before REBOL came along. Though, prior to REBOL I would have used "(" and ")" instead of "[" and ] - and I might have drawn a little arrow with an H above it as in: H Fooble1 ----> Fooble2 I don't really have a specific representation I always use, though habit usually dictates what it will be. I use various representations, it depends on the problem as to what I will use and of course reflects my specific experience. I most often make representations of problems using marks on A3 bits of paper. They will often contain some very visual elements so that I can explore relationships and ideas in a much more free way than just textual notations. Regards, Brett.