[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"
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...