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[REBOL] Re: link to background on Rebol language design?

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 20-Aug-2003 16:18

bryan wrote:
> >>I've seen those from RT say that REBOL words are not variables, (as >>apposed to calling variables "words" just to be different >> >> > >This is nice, but if I have to communicate with someone not familiar >with Rebol at all it seems most likely to me that they will see the >Rebol Word as a variable, in fact, I've recently had that situation, in >order not to complicate matters too much it seems easiest to say >something like: Rebol calls variables words, or something similar. >
I use the term 'pointer, although RT suggested not to use such term in conjunction with rebol words. But rebol newbies are repeating our past mistakes - they change one series, referring to other, and wonder original series changed too ... so I tell them - imagine word reference as something like poitner is ... and they get the clue ... -pekr-