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[REBOL] Re: Style R flavour checker ;-)

From: carl:cybercraft at: 11-Jan-2002 11:47

On 10-Jan-02, Joel Neely wrote:
> I should also add that, while I have no concerns over different > people using different styles, I accept Allen's point that there > is societal value (especially for recent "immigrants" to the > language) in having some consistency in "officially" published > code, especially when it is offered as "how to" examples.
This was why I thought some agreement on whether style-r was a good thing should be sought. Not that I'd be adverse to allowing nature to take its course and just letting the most popular style win through. (:
> I'll > be submitting a revised version of the refactoring article to > REBOLforces which uses the conventional layout style in all of > its examples.
But how about also keeping a copy of the style-r version on the site too as an example of an experiment of a different REBOL style? Could be useful for those thinking of writing dialects - it's a good example of the different ways of thinking about scripting styles.
> (It makes the source text and printed web pages > both about 10% longer...)
The few experiments I did seemed to indicate you'd save about 1 line in ten. I wonder how much shorter it would've made the Core User Guide? Save enough pages to give it an index with no extra cost perhaps? (; -- Carl Read