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[REBOL] Re: Periods as parts of rebol words?

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 10-May-2002 18:07

* Gregg Irwin <[greggirwin--mindspring--com]> [020510 16:51]:
> Hi Tim, > > << A period(.) is so much easier to use. I have used periods in > rebol words and I haven't encountered any problems thus far. >> > > Per the docs: > > The end of a word is indicated by a space, a line break, or one of the > following > characters: [](){}":;/
Hello Greg et al..
> The following characters are not allowed in words: @#$%^, > > Technically, you can do it. I personally don't think it's a good idea, for > the following reason: REBOL is designed to be a good language for humans.
I'm not sure if I find "reading" the dot seperators as easy as typing them, to be perfectly frank...
> Dot notation isn't found in many natural languages I know of (not counting > phonetic breakdowns which don't use the period :) while hyphenated words are > a normal form, at least in English. Just my 2c.
And what languages use forward slashes? Retorical question really, hyphens are an easier read, and I will probably stick with them. Now to try to figure out what Ryan is getting at :-) Thanks all! -tim- [Tim Penniston-Pitcher-Johnson] 1.907.745.5555 programmer/surveyor/cook/honey-doer -- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>