[REBOL] Re: link to background on Rebol language design?
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 20-Aug-2003 16:18
>>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 ...