[REBOL] Re: Don't understand "try" and "disarm"
From: massung::gmail at: 15-Mar-2006 15:33
I don't think they are needed by any stretch, they just make things easier.
I don't think REBOL needs a keyword! datatype. I think think syntax to do:
>> foo: 'foo
would be handy. In Lisp, this is the ':' token, but in REBOL this is used as
[almost] a synonym for get. Using some other token might make things easier.
Just a method of auto-interning a new symbol that is automatically set to
point to itself when evaluated.
On 3/15/06, Gabriele Santilli <gabriele-colellachiara.com> wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> On Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 9:05:05 PM, you wrote:
> JM> Simple enough. Only it isn't obvious that this is wrong. 'white and
> JM> aren't ever evaluated, so there is no need for the quote. But, written
> JM> without the quote it looks like I might be comparing against the RGB
> JM> Keywords eliminate this ambiguity, because evaluated or not, they are
> JM> the same.
> I see your point, although the reason REBOL does not have this is
> that basically nothing is evaluated unless specifically noted
> otherwise. I can understand the confusion this can create though.
> I wonder if it would be useful to have a keyword! datatype in
> REBOL; I must say that in so many years I never felt the need for
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