[REBOL] context of a function Re:(11)
From: galtbarber:mailandnews at: 28-Aug-2000 13:21
Andrew, you must be religious.
You believe in the Perfect Rebol!
I don't care what feature it is or
whether it's working broken or just weird,
you have to understand it and imagining the
perfect rebol won't do me a bit of good.
Also, I find the claim that Rebol is significantly
like a human language to be a bunch of marketing bull.
It is true that dialects may prove to be powerful
and helpful, but they still don't make much difference
regarding a natural human language. Rebol is not
and never will be like a human language. I don't mind
that actually, and I am not surprised. Unless RT
plans to invent AI that really works, there is
no way any computer could understand a natural
human language. Also, frankly, for the kind of
work most of us do, we prefer the precision of
our computers following a correct recipe to the
powers and foibles of a human language. People
invent special languages all the time for a certain
domain where they need precision. Some mathematical
languages are great for math but nobody would call
them natural languages...
Anyway, that gets tiresome. Believe what you will
about Reb and nat lang.
If you think Rebol is especially confusing to C
programmers, that's too bad. I think it's pretty
much confusing to everybody, but a little lisp
or logo or scheme may be more help than harm.
Actually, since the implementors of Rebol are swimming
mentally in C code all day long, it may sometimes affect their
thinking and first impulses, but how could that be helped?
Well, keep the faith!!!