Constant 'Nonsense' about RR documentation
see3d at writeme.com
Sun Nov 27 19:03:40 CST 2005
Another thing that makes it different (part of the depth and
complexity) is the type-less nature of containers. You tell it what
you want it to do generically, and it figures out how based on the
kind of data you give it --even if you switched data types the next
time through... Aaarrgh!
On Nov 27, 2005, at 5:52 PM, Charles Hartman wrote:
> On Nov 27, 2005, at 5:47 PM, jbv wrote:
>> Ok that's fine... but still I'm wondering : what (if anything) makes
>> Transcript different from other languages (beside its "almost" plain
>> english syntax ?
>> Doesn't it feature variables, loops, if-then-else structures, arrays,
>> functions, etc. just like so many other languages ?
> Speaking as a beginner & ignoramus, but one who's used other
> languages for a variety of grow-your-own projects for many years,
> I'd say it really *is* different, and the superficial similarities
> (the kinds function calls and if-clauses any language, right down
> to ASM, needs) are misleading.
> It's the message path that dominates everything, I think. When you
> keep it in mind you tend to make right decisions about design,
> large and small. When you forget about it, you don't just do
> inefficient work, you paint yourself into deeply bafflling corners.
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