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[REBOL] Re: What language am I looking for?

From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 17-May-2001 8:41

Thanks, Joel, for the additional explanation about implementation strategies for flexible, expressive languages. Also, regarding ...
> You might be amused to know that early implementations of > FORTH had a related technique which often tripped up newbie > FORTH programmers. (Remember that FORTH was a truly tiny > language, capable of being implemented in a 4k-8k footprint > on most microprocessors. Saving memory space was even more > of an issue than speeding word lookup.) A common technique > for storing word names in a dictionary was to use the first > three characters of the word and a one-byte length. This > meant that it was all to easy to accidentally create name > collisions, such as > > first -> "fir" 3 > firms -> "fir" 3 > > You can image the possibilities for bug-breeding!
Wow. Almost as effective at breeding bugs as leaving food on a kitchen counter in the US Gulf Coast areas! --Scott Jones