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[REBOL] Is Rebol code smaler?

From: rebolinth:nodep:dds:nl at: 17-Nov-2002 22:51

Hiya All, Im wondering, when i roam through the codes from ie. the "Library" at reboltech or looking into example of rebol It amazes me again and again that I still see traces of "C". And im pointing out here the fact of "effective programming. I read once in the list (or a book) that someone said "First think befor you program when using rebol" and thats a fact. Still i see sometimes source codes popping by that are the size of an equal C program, I cant emagine that should be the cause ;-) Even when i look at examples from the RT themself i see purly C routines copied to Rebol (Take i.e. list-dir) Its an awful code, not even rebol-like! So why is it? how come so? Rebol is language to me that should make code smaler!!! even 2x 3x smaler that original other languaes, but its not always!! I just build some routines in "TCL" that code is smaller then the Rebol-version (i've not finisched yet, still!!! im thinking twise befor coding a routine in Rebol, because I know it can be done effective and compact!!) The days of one-lines is long gone :-) But i take it with me when im programming! Make it small fast and compact (assembly freakoff:-) Anyway.. The question remains: Why isnt rebol code smaler? Anyone? (R)egards, Norman