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 19:58 UTC in reply to "REBOL"
satsujinka
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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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REBOL
by henrikmk on Fri 21st Dec 2012 20:26 in reply to "REBOL"
henrikmk Member since:
2005-07-10

I find it interesting that there is now a discussion on math precedence, which is usually not an issue for those who try REBOL.

There is not some grand scheme at work here. REBOLs design is based on pragmatically solving general problems, not to build on or tweak the conventions of other languages.

REBOLs form of math precedence happens to reduce the number of rules to remember to a single left to right rule.

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