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[REBOL] Re: Perl is to stupid to understand this 1 liner.

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 16-Dec-2001 14:42

Hello Joel! On 15-Dic-01, you wrote: JN> Perl bigo^H^H^H^Hfan whose knee-jerk reaction was that since JN> regular expressions are more compact than PARSE rules, REBOL JN> must be stupid. (Those weren't the exact words, but the Personally I think we should never stress "compactness" about REBOL (except perhaps for the interpreter itself), but "simplicity". Also, maybe if someone writes a regexp parser we can show to all those perl fans that we can do that too. ;-)) (Then maybe someone of them could write a PARSE-like function for perl, so that we'll get the extra benefit of making perl a bit better --- even if that will probably mean +5MB in the distribution. ;) (Ok, ok, couldn't resist a bit of irony, please forgive me... :) Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[giesse--writeme--com]> - Amigan - REBOL programmer Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --