[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
> 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