[REBOL] Re: Parsing comment
From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 24-Sep-2002 21:19
On Tuesday, September 24, 2002, 7:21:11 PM, you wrote:
SW> His reasoning might be what stumped me for a long time
SW> with REBOL. Some of us are so used to languages requiring
SW> punctuation that we develop a subtle reliance on it for clues
But you can use punctuation in REBOL if you want to, you just
aren't forced to.
Also, the whole idea is that REBOL is dynamic. It couldn't be if
there was punctuation. I.e.:
print a + b
DOES NOT have a meaning, unless evaluated under some rules and
some context. When you use syntax to give meaning (as opposed to
context), you are imposing artificial limits. Whether they are
useful or not, depends. I think that the point of REBOL is
simplifying, also by removing some artificial limits.
Of course, IMHO.
Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer
Amigan -- AGI L'Aquila -- REB: http://web.tiscali.it/rebol/index.r