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[REBOL] Re: Parsing comment

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 24-Sep-2002 21:19

Hi Steven, 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. Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amigan -- AGI L'Aquila -- REB: