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[REBOL] Re: parsing..

From: greggirwin::mindspring::com at: 8-Jan-2005 17:03

Hi Eric, EH> The parse command seems to need improvement unless I'm not understanding EH> it... EH> Anyway, if this is possible with a single line, please show me an EH> example since the one on the language dictionary seems very limited. And EH> if it isn't possible currently, what would be necessary to make it possible? REBOL's PARSE command is quite different from REXX's template based approach; just different goals. REXX's approach falls somewhere between the two modes PARSE has in REBOL (simple splitting and true grammar definition). It shouldn't be too hard to write something that emulates the REXX approach, but I don't know of any that already exist. If REXX compatibility isn't critical (and I can't imagine that it is), taking the spirit of a template based parsing function, and making a very REBOLish version could be very cool. -- Gregg