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[REBOL] Re: Dumb newbie Rebol question

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 4-Sep-2003 18:32

Hi Brian, BP> Time to step up the learning curve (it seems, well, so *weird* from a BP> Java/C perspective :-) :-) :-) It is something you have to think about, and get wrong a few times, before you start to really be aware of it, but it's not bad after you adjust a bit. :) The big thing to be aware of is that the rule applies to all series! types (e.g. blocks), not just strings. Another thing to keep in mind, that's different, is how references to series! values are really a "current position" marker, kind of like a cursor. When you use NEXT, BACK, etc. you're really moving that marker in the series rather than modifying the series itself. I've been REBOLing for about two years now, and I like it more every day. After adjusting to how it works (at some point you'll hear an audible "click" in your head ;) life is great. Actually, I *still* hear a lot of clicks in my head, but in a good way. Not like "Man, I can't believe how hard that was to understand"; more like "Man, I can't believe how hard I was making things when I can just do *this*." -- Gregg