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[REBOL] Re: Largest REBOL script ever written

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 27-Jun-2001 3:40

Hi, Michael, [JELINEM1--nationwide--com] wrote:
> Feel free to humble my efforts, but just as a starting point > for this topic I have a REBOL script totalling just over 9400 > lines. I know this is highly dependent on the amount of > comments, blank lines, code formatting etc. >
No humbling intended, but you reminded me of a conference on Algol 60 implementation (yeah, decades ago) in which the American and European participants were trying to one-up each other. It went something like this: American1: My Algol compiler has 10,000 lines of code. American2: My Algol compiler has 20,000 lines of code! American3: My Algol compiler has 30,000 lines of code! vs. European1: I can compile Algol in only 8,000 lines of code! European2: I can compile Algol in only 6,000 lines of code! European3: I can compile Algol in only 4,000 lines of code! ;-) -jn- ------------------------------------------------------------ Programming languages: compact, powerful, simple ... Pick any two! joel'dot'neely'at'fedex'dot'com