[REBOL] Is Rebol code smaler?
From: rebolinth:nodep:dds:nl at: 17-Nov-2002 22:51
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?