[REBOL] Re: Just two ways to the same place?
From: moliad::gmail::com at: 29-Aug-2007 12:28
The concept of anonymous context is an old one in REBOL. This is a sign
that you are starting to delve deeper into rebolese :-)
The most obvious reason one builds such contexts is to protect functions and
local data from spilling into the global context (and vice-versa). since
you have no need for the context itself, there is no need to store any
reference to it. You can sort of see this as a manual "scoping" of
variables (although its really static binding of word).
Because REBOL's garbage collector will not release memory until all
references of any context or its members are set to none (this is a quick
summary of how it works, there is a bit more to it), the anonymous context
will stay in RAM while its used.
On 8/29/07, Kai Peters <kpeters-otaksoft.com> wrote: