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[REBOL] Re: What is a Mezzanine function really?/Was article on REBOL

From: carl:cybercraft at: 30-Oct-2001 10:08

On 30-Oct-01, Tim Johnson wrote:
> My question is: can MEZZANINE functions be really thought of as > "virtual source code"? > Here's what the documenation says: > From Core.pdf: > > The source function displays the code for any mezzanine level or > user-defined function: > > Mezzanine functions are built-in functions implemented in REBOL. > Native > functions > are built-in functions implemented in machine code. > But I'm not sure that it means: > Since there is no source script for the mezzanine functions > doesn't that mean that the rebol binary is actually > COMPOSING (writing the source), and placing it in memory > as it boots? > Kind of 'do-ing a virtual script? > Would this be an example of rebol "writing its own code on the fly"? > I would welcome comments on this.
I've assumed they're just REBOL functions (written in REBOL) that are unpacked when REBOL is run. So no, I wouldn't think of them as an example of REBOL writing its own code, but others who actually know what's happening might know different...
> Trying to put together an article on rebol...
-- Carl Read