[REBOL] Rebol Tech, please answer. Two questions. Re:(2)
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 13-Sep-2000 11:20
> Hi Keith,
> you wrote:
> >blk: [11 22 33 44 55]
> >print skip blk 3
> >44 55
> >Why not (print skip 3 blk) instead of (print skip blk 3)?
> My $0.02: Two related explanations. Because:
> 1. REBOL is a mind-mapping language.
> 2. Consistency makes REBOL easier to learn and to remember.
> Somewhat longer explanations of what I mean follow:
> 1. skip 3 blk
> "skip 3 ..."
> Why 3? Because the element I'm interested in is in the third position.
> It is? How do I know that? Because I know what block blk contains, and
> therefore I know that the element is in some position in that block,
> namely, in the third position.
OK Elan, I don't feel myself so experienced as you surely are, but how e.g. 'save
fits your rebol language philosophy?
save %where what ...
It was the most confusing thingy once I first came to the language. Maybe just
czech language mind mapping works a little bit differently :-), but imho we first
think of what we want to save - as to save the content is on some purpose - e.g.,
prevent loosing data, and only then we decide, where to store it, as it is just
secondary problem ...