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[REBOL] Re: cgi question

From: Gary:Jones:usap:gov at: 8-May-2004 7:35

From: Kai Peters KP> You see me confused, for the script works well with 'my' formatting (am KP> coming from C and Pascal and have always wanted my braces and begin/end KP> pairs lined up nicely). I thought I read somewhere that REBOL is very KP> lenient when it comes to white space etc. including CR/LF etc.? From: Gregg Irwin GI> Don't be confused, REBOL doesn't care at all about the formatting. .... With all due respect, I am not a formatting elitist, either, and was not meaning to sound critical of Kai's formatting. In retrospect, the point I failed to make is that when cutting and pasting into a REBOL command line session, one can run into formatting issues. Here is an example from Kai's program, when a snippet is cut and pasted into a REBOL session (at least on Windows):
>> header: make system/standard/email
** Script Error: Invalid argument: (missing value) ** Near: header: make system/standard/email
>> [
[ To: [ recipient1 ] [ From: [ [web--xxx--com] ] [ Subject: "subject" [ Organization: "organization" [ ] == [ To: [recipient1] From: [[web--xxx--com]] Subject: "subject" Organization: "organization" ] The same snippet runs without error when in a listing that is then run as a program. I frequently develop scripts by cutting and pasting from a text file into the command line. I can get large code fragments loaded, so that I can then play with the results interactively. With this method, at least on windows, REBOL *does* care about formatting. As a result I tend to make sure that block arguments at least have the opening bracket start on the same line. This is why I have so frequently warned of "watch for line wrap" when responding to email on the list: cutting and pasting the fragment may not work if the line received an "unfortunate" wrap location. I *just* realized that I sort of assumed everyone developed using these methods, and in that point I was being unfortunately narrow sighted. I apologize! With respect, best wishes to all! Happy REBOLing however one wishes to format. --Scott Jones