[REBOL] Re: Dialects - Bane or Blessing? (was: Teaching Rebol)
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 27-Sep-2002 9:46
<<...I didn't quite understand what you meant by "In a good dialect, there
shouldn't be any *extra* vocabulary or syntax. Just the dialect." >>
What I meant was that a dialect like VID looks like it just adds extra
syntax rules to REBOL because of the way we can mix the two. With "hybrid"
or "mixed" dialects (where you can directly embed content for a different
dialect, or that are, themselves, modifications of an existing dialect)
there may be parts of speech that seem superfluous or don't quite match up
with other parts of the language. Dialects that try to be all things to all
people will likely turn out this way. Those that define a very specific
nomenclature, and any that are well designed, should just kind of "hang
together" in a very natural way.