[REBOL] Re: Is Rebol code smaler?
From: rebolinth:nodep:dds:nl at: 18-Nov-2002 20:27
I agree with you on the list-dir routine :-) Its a hell of a work
to get it nicely working in C ;-) But I have seen one-liners in AWK/SED
that show it very nice (and sometimes tremendously cryptic too :-)..
Thats what I also ment, with the list-dir example,
its more the look of the code that intrests me because a lot of
people still have the touch of the C / PASCAL ..etc.. like programming.
This is because we still have the LOOPS inside the codes
..like for forall foreach while etc... those make the code stretch...
Also variables like s: 1 or x: 1000 We cant do without them.
Looking at rebol code its a lust for the eye sometimes, it so damm
puzzling that my mind hooks on it direclty to see who it works, and
I dont have that with Tcl C Pascal..Yes i have it with assembly too ;-)
The first time i read a rebol code I was thinking =>
How much more simple can it become :-)
Because rebol code is compact,
which is not always the case finaly..intresting this is, because how
compact can it become???
During some programming in Rebol I even noticed that My OWN code became
so inactive from the variables in the code that I finaly only needed 2 or
3 variables to get it running..Amazing it is..Its even more amazing that
when i read my code after 1 month again I didnt even understand anymore how
I did that..hahaha that cryptic..hahaha..