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[REBOL] dynamic syntax => was : {Re: Re: Parsing comment}

From: jason::cunliffe::verizon::net at: 24-Sep-2002 16:25

> But you can use punctuation in REBOL if you want to, you just > aren't forced to. > > Also, the whole idea is that REBOL is dynamic. It couldn't be if > there was punctuation. I.e.: > > print a + b > > DOES NOT have a meaning, unless evaluated under some rules and > some context. When you use syntax to give meaning (as opposed to > context), you are imposing artificial limits. Whether they are > useful or not, depends. I think that the point of REBOL is > simplifying, also by removing some artificial limits.
Gabriele. Yes exactly. It is much more like conversation, narrative, poetry. Rebol is idiomatic and code definitely reads best in small well presented clusters with only a few words per line. And like poetry and like FORTH, I see the real art of Rebol is choosing/designing words well. ./Jason