[REBOL] Re: let's re-visit math oper. in a var.
From: mumpsoid:gmx at: 3-Apr-2009 14:28
On Fri, 3 Apr 2009, Tim Johnson wrote:
> On Friday 03 April 2009, mumpsoid-gmx.com wrote:
> > Thanks for your input! as well as everybody on the list.
> > I think that I'm going to leave REBOL alone for awhile, until
> > I cool off. have a good one....
> When I started to learn rebol, I had been working for 11 years
> almost exclusively with C/C++ and a little assembler coding.
> I was told more than once - on this list - to stop "thinking in
> C". It was good advice. I was more fortunate than you in that
> I started with a simpler topic: loop iteration and FTP - and FTP
> in rebol is ridiculously simple. You have actually begun with
> the most difficult (and powerful) feature of rebol - symbolic
Leave it to me to always be taking the long, hard road to wherever ;)
Must be my former U.S.M.C. experience jinxing me ;))
Anyway, I'm also studying (and liking) an old "database" language
called Mumps or "M" - heavily used in the Healthcare and financial
circles. That little "calculator routine" that I was using as a
took me 10 minutes to write properly in Mumps, including
error trapping. Just another tool in my toolbelt...
> I've noted that the rebol community doesn't often refer to
> rebol as having "symbolic programming" features - such as
> lisp,, but I would bet that someone coming from lisp would
> make that note.
I'm also having a serious look at "newLisp". I'll be trying out my
little calculator program in it as well.
> When you get back to rebol - and I hope that will be soon - you
> might find that conceptual seeds have been planted and that
> they might now be sprouting.
> Good luck
Thank for the encouragement and kind words - and you as well!!
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?