Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 00:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS As the Syllable project predicted many years ago, version 3 of the REBOL programming language has finally been open sourced, under the Apache 2 licence (screenshot on Syllable Desktop). Also, the alpha version of the high-level Red programming language, supporting Syllable Desktop, has been released, by now in version 0.3.1 (screenshot, demo program, video at the Science Park in Amsterdam).
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REBOL
by satsujinka on Fri 21st Dec 2012 02:44 UTC in reply to "REBOL"
satsujinka
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2010-03-11

Which in a nitpicky sense is rearranging. However, I meant more that if "3*2+1" is the preferred pattern and I'm writing "1+2*3" then I'll be rearranging all the time.

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REBOL
by Kaj-de-Vos on Fri 21st Dec 2012 13:36 in reply to "REBOL"
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2010-06-09

In your head, yes. But that's exactly what programming is: rearranging thoughts all the time.

Many of the people who use REBOL have strong math backgrounds. They're not hindered by REBOL's precedence rules. In fact, REBOL has a math-like elegance to it.

One way to look at it is that a math background should make you a more flexible thinker. When you start a math assignment, you first have to define the rules of the system in which you will calculate. Different math systems have quite different rules. It shouldn't be a big stretch to define different rules for operator precedence.

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REBOL
by cipri on Fri 21st Dec 2012 15:02 in reply to "REBOL"
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2007-02-15

In your head, yes. But that's exactly what programming is: rearranging thoughts all the time.
Many of the people who use REBOL have strong math backgrounds. They're not hindered by REBOL's precedence rules. In fact, REBOL has a math-like elegance to it.



It's great how you try to sell a bug or missing features, as something great.

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REBOL
by satsujinka on Fri 21st Dec 2012 19:58 in reply to "REBOL"
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2010-03-11

Ideally, yes I can adapt to any system you could propose. The question is: Why should I?*

C works well, it's not my favorite language; but it gets the job done and I've never found it necessary to look at precedence rules in C while writing (but then again C was my first language.)

Now that said, having strict left to right precedence would be a better system then math's. Just try to convince the mathematicians of that.

*NOTE: I probably will try out REBOL when I find time to, but your argument "just get used to it" is very weak and deserves addressing on principle.

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