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[REBOL] Re: [AWK GREP] AWK and GREP funcs, arg order

From: gregg::pointillistic::com at: 19-May-2007 14:26

AR> (Actually, we should put everything into an associative AR> database, then the above problems do not exist.) We can do anything we want, if we don't care about keeping it close to the tools they're modeled on; maybe we shouldn't worry about that. One advantage to the fixed-position/func-arg model is that it's easy to write doc strings for and consistent. Another consideration, maybe one that drove the design of many *nix utils, is how the data will be used in a pipe-and-filter scenario. -- Gregg