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[REBOL] Re: Gregg's Article in OnLamp

From: AJMartin:orcon at: 24-Dec-2003 22:43

Gregg wrote:
> If you look at the options side by side, do you really like the second one
> languages: [ > REBOL Java VB Perl Python Ruby Tcl PHP C C++ C-sharp > Delphi Smalltalk Lisp COBOL > ] > > languages: [ > "REBOL" "Java" "VB" "Perl" "Python" "Ruby" "Tcl" "PHP" > "C" "C++" "C#" "Delphi" "Smalltalk" "Lisp" "COBOL" > ] > > Hopefully people will look at the first version and think "Hey, where are
those defined? They're not does it do that?" I think that the third option is better still: languages: [ REBOL Java VB Perl Python Ruby Tcl PHP C C++ C# Delphi Smalltalk Lisp COBOL ] :) Gregg wrote:
> To me, one of REBOL's greatest strengths is the ability to use words--
Yes, I agree. I'd like Rebol to be more versatile in this area. I'm sure with improvements to the current parser in Rebol, then words like: C# can become valid Rebol word! values. I'd like it if any combination of printable characters that aren't all ready another Rebol datatype are treated as a valid word! value. Andrew J Martin Speaking in tongues and performing miracles. ICQ: 26227169