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[REBOL] Re: A prototype typechecker

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 8-Nov-2002 10:07

Hi Jan, I'm thinking of things on the user side. For us, it's a little annoying to get a "syntax error", but that kind of thing is totally foreign to normal human beings. When creating dialects, we need to take into account not only how we handle well formed input, but how we handle malformed input. The more information we gather during the parse process, the better feedback we can provide if something isn't right. Since the whole idea of a dialect is to speak *their* language - whoever "they" might be - I like the idea of dialected datatypes (for lack of a better made up term :), which is kind of what the signature and typeset view gives us. --Gregg