The Documentation

Sarah Reichelt sarah.reichelt at
Fri Oct 26 16:23:17 EDT 2007

On 10/27/07, Mick Collins <mickclns at> wrote:
> I'll throw in my 2 cents worth here.  After seeing the ad in a Rev
> newsletter or some place like that, I got the Beginning Programming
> for Dummies, and I was very, very, very disappointed.  Among other
> things it seems like whoever wrote the Rev parts (and they were
> sparser or fewer than I expected) had a week of casual experience /
> looking at the Rev documentation at best.  The thing that especially
> comes to mind is that in the Rev examples, over and over && was used
> where it was obvious that the effects of & were intended, but that
> wasn't the only thing.

I haven't read the book, but this is very disappointing as it was
giving Rev an entry into a widely read series.

However the double-ampersand may not be an error. && concatenates two
strings and adds a space between them. & just concatentates them as
is. It may be that && was what was intended.


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