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[REBOL] Re: Sameness - a pragmatic approach.

From: maarten:koopmans:surfnet:nl at: 12-Feb-2003 13:30

Hi Joel,
> 1) When is the last time anyone on this list used ALIAS for anything? > (other than demonstrating what ALIAS does ;-)
I did. Once upon a time on the wild wild REB I wrote a script that you could feed a dictionary and then made a "localized " REBOL. Aliasing the complete dictionary to provide a native (as in a your native language) REBOL. REBOL/Dutch was fun to have. I built it for my wife so she could read some scripts that she was about to use. That worked for her as well.
> 2) Could that need have been served by some other mechanism already > in REBOL? (such as SET/PROTECT or passing a reference) >
No. Alias works "better" than set for some values. As you may well know ;-) --Maarten