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[REBOL] Re: [Fwd: Re: RSL: Rebol Standard Library]

From: chris:starforge at: 24-May-2001 19:21

#24-May-01# Message from *Joel Neely*: Hi Joel,
> In my desire not to inflict a war-and-peace email on the list, > I left out some of the rationale... > The reasons I've suggested the <UHURU ...>...</UHURU> part are: <snip>
I see. I was just exercising the REBOL equivalent of Occam's razor - all the features could be done using nothing but REBOL's internals. But if there are good reasons, as you outline here, an XML intro would serve the project better.
>> This way scripts could use their UHURU (we really need a better >> acronym I'm afraid ;)) ... > StarTrek Classic fans everywhere are priming their flamethrowers! > ;-)
Wasn't that Uhura? (Not a ST fan so..)
> As mentioned above, I'd like to see if we can avoid burdening the > loadable REBOL code with non-executable content, but at the same > time make it easy to supply that *with* the code. For example, > a page-long narrative on a non-trivial object, along with usage > samples, would be quite a bit of overhead to read through just > to load the object def itself, IMHO.
Hmm.. we're getting into Holy War subjects here ;) I guess stripped versions would be good, but as a heavy commenter the idea of commentless code is somewhat abhorrent ;)) Chris -- New sig in the works Explorer 2260, Designer and Coder -- There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. -- Oscar Wilde