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[REBOL] Re: Periods as parts of rebol words?

From: carl:cybercraft at: 11-May-2002 10:33

On 11-May-02, Tim Johnson wrote:
> Hello All: > I'm well acquainted with RT's recommendation on using hyphens > in 'words. And since rebol syntax is case-insensitive, it makes > perfect sense. > But I hate hyphens and underscores. I just don't like that reach. > A period(.) is so much easier to use. I have used periods in > rebol words and I haven't encountered any problems thus far. > Any comments? > This is a "help me before I hurt myself question" >
Hi Tim, I doubt there's any technical reason why you couldn't do so, but given that hyphens are used in every third default REBOL word, your scripts will end up a mish-mash of both styles, won't they? Also, hyphens are easier to notice than a period in some fonts, so they're less likely to be mistaken for a space. As to typing them, well I'm a lousy typist anyway so it doesn't make a lot of difference to me either way. (; And I hit comers instead of periods quite often as it is... -- Carl Read