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[REBOL] Re: "get" function

From: pwawood::gmail at: 9-Nov-2010 11:52

On 9 Nov 2010, at 10:54, Duke Normandin wrote:
> =46rom "REBOL/Core Users Guide - Chapter 4 - Expressions": > > [quote] > print native? :if > true > > Here the get returns the function for if. > [/quote] > > Is this a typo? I don't see the "get" function being used. Is it > implied in native?
No, it's not a typo. The "get" function (or an equivalent) was used. No, it's not implied in native? What you wrote was equivalent to:
>> print native? get 'if
true The : prefix denotes a get-word value, that is to say :if is a get-word. In REBOL a get-word evaluates to the "contents" of the word. (I quoted contents because depending on the type of value, the result of the evaluation may be the value referred to in the word - as is the case with functions). The section on Words in the REBOL/Core 2.3 docs is still valid - Regards Peter =20=