[REBOL] Re: struct vs OO vs language
From: joel:neely:fedex at: 27-Sep-2001 12:18
As an old FORTH guy...
Gregg Irwin wrote:
> Hi Jason,
> << Anyone know if Forth plays a conscious role in Rebol's
> development ? >>
> I'm not a Forth guy, but aren't blocks a core construct in Forth?
> I would bet that Carl has looked at most languages out there and
> distilled the best ideas from each of them.
Same word, totally different meaning.
A REBOL "block" is an ordered collection of (zero or more) REBOL
values, etc... A relatively high-level concept.
A FORTH "block" is 1k of disk storage. Originally used both for
data and code. In the case of code, originally presented IIRC as
a 16-line x 64-character view in an editor screen (built into,
and written in, FORTH itself, of course ;-). A very low-level
This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.
-- Doug Hofstadter