[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....
> "Contrary to popular belief, Unix IS user-friendly...
> its just picky on who it considers a friend"
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