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[REBOL] Rebol Tech, please answer. Two questions. Re:(3)

From: jeff:rebol at: 11-Sep-2000 18:05

Howdy, Kevin: (REBOL also uses international date standards.)
> The language was obviously designed with this as a > conscious choice. I'm dying to know what the reasoning > was.
That's a Q. only Carl can really A. He's been figuring out how REBOL should work for more than a decade and a half, so that question is pretty deep in the philosophy. What you say about deliberateness is true about most (but not all) things in REBOL. Here's two of those kinds of questions I know the "answer" to, but let's see if any one else has some ideas: Why is semicolon (;) the REBOL comment character? Why are square brackets ([]) used for REBOL blocks? What do the above reasons have in common?
> Could it be possible that this way is more natural to me > only because I'm a native English speaker?
Holger would probably do [answer :your-question 'yes] :-) -jeff