[REBOL] Re: Slashdot REBOL mention
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 29-Oct-2001 10:09
I read Carl's interview there. He shows (as always) a wonderful
vision. If he/RT follows up on that vision and make it real, he will
And I am not one for hyperbole....
On Mon, Oct 29, 2001 at 12:57:05PM -0700, Ammon Johnson wrote:
> <Disclaimer: I am not a big Perl fan, just someone with a little
> From what I have seen of Perl, Perl DOES use dialecting, it just hasn't
> been touted like dialecting in REBOL has. Perl is NOT READABLE, that seems
> to be its biggest characteristic.
> Why would you do a dialect? What is the point? A dialect is really
> just a library, with a little different format for accessing the functions.
> The reason for changing the way you access them is to make it REABABLE, that
> would go directly against all perl rules. ;-) If someone wanted to they
> could create dialects, in perl, that would allow you to write programs, in
> Perl, in a readable fashion. ;-0
> Enjoy, my 2¢!
> PS Just enjoy no pun intended.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ladislav Mecir" <[lmecir--mbox--vol--cz]>
> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]>
> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 10:22 AM
> Subject: [REBOL] Re: Slashdot REBOL mention
> > Hi Rod, Mat, Rebols,
> > > Sure are a lot of programmers willing to make judgements on
> > > something they know nothing about. :-(
> > I read Larry Wall's comments on Rebol again and the most funny stuff was
> > claim, that Perl did use dialecting :-)
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