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[REBOL] Re: rot13

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 14-Dec-2003 12:14

> and especially with respect to the "Note to others..." >
That was a remark that demeaned the author more than anyone else. Perhaps he or she could come forward and make a case for why one should not use rebol? I make a living writing code and I've coded in over a dozen languages. Rebol's the most productive I've found. If I were to write some really crappy perl code and submit it to the perl ML and then leave a remark like that in the code - I'd be flamed so bad whatever hair I've got left would be long gone! Now if I were fluent with either perl or rebol and was able to post an intelligently written piece of code that illustrated some weakness in either language, I would be actually be doing that language and its users a favor, as painful as it might seem....... MTCW (tim '(curmudgeon-in-alaska)) * Joel Neely <[joel--neely--fedex--com]> [031214 11:16]:
> First, thank you for the effort you've put into the ROT13 page > at: > > > > With respect to your page on REBOL: > > > I suggest that it is unfair to condemn a programming language on > the strength of an overly complicated, poorly-written function by > someone who is clearly unfamiliar with the language. I can think > of several ways to write the rot13 conversion in a much more > natural-to-REBOL style. > > The quickest (for me) to write uses REBOL's object mechanism, and > generates the translation table algorithmically at object set-up > time (as a one-shot initialization to reduce risk of typos): > > rot13: make object! [ > xlate: make string! 78 > for ch #"a" #"m" 1 [append xlate reduce [ch ch + 13 ch]] > for ch #"A" #"M" 1 [append xlate reduce [ch ch + 13 ch]] > code: func [s [string!] /local result] [ > result: make string! length? s > foreach ch s [ > insert tail result any [select/case xlate ch ch] > ] > result > ] > ] > > It would be invoked on a string by evaluating > > rot13/code somestringexpression > > and extending this to process an file (or standard input) is easy. > > Again, thanks for the comparisons, and I hope to offer the above > comments in the spirit of assistance, not negativism! > > -jn- > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, just send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with unsubscribe as the subject.
-- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>