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[REBOL] Rebol Tech, please answer. Two questions. Re:(3)

From: rebol:techscribe at: 12-Sep-2000 14:24

Hi Tom, you wrote:
>[rebol--techscribe--com] wrote: >> To emphasize this pattern aspect, let's invent a new skip function, >> skip-one: >... >> skip-one blk > >Maybe skip-one isn't the best choice of name here because >skip-one blk and >skip one blk do at least _look_ very similar, but the second line is >actually what you were argumenting against... ;-)
>By the way, your explanation is very reasonable and I won't say anything >against it, but Keith is right that Rebol isn't that close to natural >languages in this case) and I'm not even a native English speaker myself ;-) >But these similarities are what RT emphasizes aren't they?
Sometimes natural languages are weird. They are not always all that consistent. You can find examples that promote skip 3 blk. You can also find examples that promote skip blk 3. Example: Would you prefer Jane hit twice John. Or Jane hit John twice. REBOL skip blk 3
>> Jane hit John twice.
Jane ==> hits John. hits John.
>> REBOL skip blk 3
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