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[REBOL] Re: Parsing comment

From: al:bri:xtra at: 24-Sep-2002 16:36

Jason wrote:
> Today I read a comment about REBOL which I don't understand. I am NOT
seeking to start a language flamewar. Just curious and hoping someone here can explain more about parsers. I barely know how to use REBOL's parse, but I like what I know about it, and it has a strong reputation in these waters.
> > ...who finds it hard to use because the parser cannot know the end of a
function's parameter list -- that's only known at run time, once the function is called. I think your correspondent means the parser that interprets the Rebol dialect, not the 'parse dialect. And I think the colleague is unused to Rebol language with it's no function calling syntax. For example, in Rebol:
>> print 1 + 2
3 In other languages (like Python), the above is something like: print (1 + 2) (I think...) Andrew Martin Who's recall of other languages is fading away in the blinding light of Rebol... ICQ: 26227169