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[REBOL] Re: Not-too-smart Table Parser (was: how to handle tables?)

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 23-Sep-2001 22:58

Hi, Colin, [Sanghabum--aol--com] wrote:
> [meekerdb--rain--org] writes > > There are two ways to write error-free programs. > > Only the third one works. > > Your sig reminded me of a quote from Tony Hoare (The devisor of the language > occam): > > "One way (of designing software) is to make it so simple that there are > obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that > there are no obvious deficiencies." >
Which, in turn, reminds me of one of my favorite quotations from Larry Wall: The fact that something is obviously happening, doesn't mean that something obvious is happening.
> The original article is freely available on the web at > > > > I'm sure you'll agree that it's a valuable contribution to the language > design debate. >
Thanks for the trip down memory lane! I remember the original article, but had forgotten how ingeneous it was. -jn- -- ; Joel Neely [joel--neely--fedex--com] 901-263-4460 38017/HKA/9677 REBOL [] foreach [order string] sort/skip reduce [ true "!" false head reverse "rekcah" none "REBOL " prin "Just " "another " ] 2 [prin string] print ""