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[REBOL] still a rookie

From: giovanni::cardona::com at: 11-Dec-2000 12:07

I finally buy the REBOL book and start reading it. As Mr. Sassenrath says, you have to un-learn some other programming practices in order to understand the simplicity of REBOL. But given the fact I learned so many languages in my past 18 years, I think I have so much to "un-learn", because there's some facts I still dont get in order to 're-program' my programming skills (something I dont use since some time ago, many cool authoring tools out there :) Why I can't assign or use a value for certain operations? I set this variable;
>> myname: [giovanni cardona iguina]
Example 1;
>> uno: 1 >> myname: skip myname -uno <-doesnt work >> myname: skip myname -1 <-it works. but I want this on a variable
Example 2;
>> LE: length? myname >> print myname/LE <-doesnt work >> print myname/3 <-this path works, but I want this on a variable
Why I can use variables this way? sounds logical to me, given the fact that REBOL claims to be so flexible, of course. Also I noticed that if I set myname to the last value:
>> myname: last myname
and then insert a new name:
>> insert myname 'bonano
** Script Error: insert expected series argument of type: series port bitset. ** Where: insert myname 'bonano Then, myname loose all of the block info and the final value for myname will be the last value == iguina erasing previous values, after that, you can't execute no more "back" or skip . I dont know if you see this situation very usual for REBOL, but I find it myself very weird. Maybe Im not only looking to a problem solving, but to an understanding of REBOL's behaviour. -=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=-=*=- "Miracles happen only to those who believe in them."