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[REBOL] Re: parse question

From: robbo1mark:aol at: 27-Jun-2001 12:39

Joel, Aha! now I see & understand! I prefer Terrapins myself, much more cute IMHO. I seem to remember a thread on this list ages & ages ago about Which Animal? should O'Reiily use for some future O'Reilly Safari book, which would formally make REBOL "recognized officially" as a language. Would it be a turtle? I can't remember which animal, if anything, was selected? Anybody else got a better memory? cheers, Mark Dickson PS If this debate wasn't settled then by all means lets start it all up again! In a message dated Wed, 27 Jun 2001 11:31:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time, Joel Neely <[joel--neely--fedex--com]> writes: << Hi, Mark, [Robbo1Mark--aol--com] wrote:
> Joel, > > this is offtopic & offbeat, but I'm just curious, > you seem to mention "turtles" quite a lot! any reason? >
Old joke: Prominent scientist gives a lecture on the space program. Little old lady comes up afterwards to speak with him. LOL: That was all very interesting, but it's nonsense. Everybody knows that the earth is flat and rests on the back of a giant turtle. PS [humoring her]: Well, what does that turtle stand on? LOL: Each of his feet is on the back of another giant turtle. PS: Well, what do THEY stand on? LOL: Now, young man, you can't trick me. From there, it's turtles all the way down! Somehow it seemed appropriate in the context of Language X implemented in Language Y compiled to Assembler implemented in Microcode which manipulates Function blocks implemented in Solid state circuitry dependent on Quantum mechanics .. ;-) -jn- It's turtles all the way down! joel'dot'neely'at'fedex'dot'com