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[REBOL] Re: Rebol can get quite INSANE!!!

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 4-Sep-2001 14:26

On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 04:55:07PM -0400, Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch wrote:
> Hello World, > > After reading this line of code (from the /view layout function)... I > think I have been humbled. Its not undeciphreable... but man, if you > haven't progged the line yourself... it's a damned thing to decode. > > if :var [set :var new new/var: to-word :var var: none]
I call that "chaining" or "assignment chaining". One can make code more readable by setting up intermediate variables, but I suppose there is more overhead with extra variables, and if one forgets to put the variable in the /local path, then one is adding more to the system/words object. Trade-off is readability....
> I'm just sharing my frustration at seeing just how much you always seem > to be remined of how little one actually grasps the total power of > REBOL. Each time you enter a new level of understanding, you discover > there's another even more insane level you can attain... > > truly, Carl, your mind is twisted ... in a good way :-)
The thing I like about rebol is that I can work in more of a left-to-right method that "inside-out" as in C/C++ or Lisp....
> cheers! > > -Max > > "Contrary to popular belief, Unix IS user-friendly... > its just picky on who it considers a friend" > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes.
-- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>