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[REBOL] Re: variable scopes and recursive func

From: berniegs:prodigy at: 12-Apr-2005 17:11

Hi, BS> "Using Rebol requires that a programmer become familiar with several new and innovative features that can be quite confusing" GI> "I'll respectfully disagree with Bernie about that. A lot of people, myself included, have used REBOL very effectively without knowing that any of those advanced features even exist. It *can* be confusing if you happen to be unfortunate enough to do things that bring it into play. For a lot of people, they're never even aware of it, much less caring about how it might work. That's part of the design (IMO)." Yes, that's true Gregg. I didn't mean to imply that Rebol can't be used effectively while ignoring some of its more advanced features. In fact I've been doing just that, while at the same time learning more and more about those features, e.g., parsing. It's just that I've learned from 30+ years of hard experience that once in a while, I can get into trouble when using some feature of a language that I didn't think I needed to fully understand. It doesn't happen very often, but it can be very frustrating when it does. GI> "Ladislav's articles offer the most in-depth binding info out there; no contest. All his articles are well worth reading" Again true. I've read Ladislav's articles, and I'm very impressed with the amount of work he has put into them. It's not his fault of course, but I just have trouble getting my brain around Rebol's "different" scoping rules. I'll get it eventually, and in the meantime, I'm able to do some pretty neat things with Rebol. I just keep wondering when I'll accidentally step on a land mine because I wasn't careful enough. Regards, Bernie Schneider The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.