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[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, 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 > evaluation.
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 sandbox 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 > tim >
Thank for the encouragement and kind words - and you as well!! -- Duke Normandin A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?