[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.
> 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...