[REBOL] Re: [REBOL]
From: belymt:saunalahti:fi at: 7-Jul-2002 16:43
At 19:01 7.7.2002 +1000, you wrote:
>As-pair is a new, built-in, mezzanine function in the latest
>view beta (which seems just as stable as the previous
>full release. I use it full time.)
>Go get the beta here:
This is excatly what one should NOT do. If this code is ever supposed to be
published as a example of real-life use of REBOL on tech-news-site it
should be usable on as many machines as possible. Not just 2 systems, and
definitely not just with hidden Beta release. If people want to test this
script they get Rebol/View from public download page at Rebol.com. And if
given example won't work on it, well.. Too bad.. Lotsa bad press..
>(Mezzanine means you can see its source code, implemented
Ah.. I get the idea.. Although I have not used REBOL myself I'm quite
familiar with some other more-or-less similar programming languages like
Forth, Lisp and PostScript. All of them are based to ability to create new
words, functions (blocks or equations or whatever).
So far, biggest problem with REBOL is reading those cleverly reduced
examples. In REBOL source there is no indication of how many parameters
each word uses and what types they are. Of course there are manuals and
help features, but looking them up each time... Ah well, I expect to
remember some of them soon...