Documention for: rebol-dom.r
Created by: inetw3dm
Last updated by: inetw3dm on: 30-Nov-2020
Downloaded on: 2-Mar-2021
From: How is Rebol Different? web page.
REBOL was designed to solve one of the fundamental problems in computing:
the exchange and interpretation of information between distributed
This is a small attempt first to see some of the W3C. web languages
that are standards to be treated as DSLs. Every programming language
that's nessecary to view web pages will be considered as a DSL. Any
formatted syntactic computer language really. Lets start off small
Every language as a DSL should be transcoded to be exchanged and
interpretated between other DSLs in Rebol
as a Dialect Object Model. Passed from language to language then
distributed between computer programs.
There is no need to compile or dowload/run dependacies. Each language
in its text form is distributed as A Rebol DOM. No language needs
a complete interpretation to be used as a DOM, but how much code
can be transcoded will be designated as a Dialect of its DSL.
In technical terms, REBOL is a meta-circular language. That is, REBOL
acts as its own meta language.
In my technical terms:
A DOM (Dialect Object Model) is the meta-circular model language
that are interpreted and acted on by other languages. Then returned
as a Dialect of code.
A Dialect is how much of a given DSL (A supported language of a DOM
that can be used by Rebol code)that can become a DOM.
So with the Rebol-DOM so far, you can use rebol code, json, html,
css and js arrays or objects. Take a look at the my-dialect code.
It could have been closely written as any of the above mentioned
languages, interacted with the DOM functions and returned as html
and or VID code for now.
It's not really meant to try to use the DOM, it's just meant to be
interacted against in stead of multiple languages trying to communicates
in and out of Rebol code.
In order to be a supported DSL language it must be very closely read
without code, data, or formatting changes. The DSL must closely resemble
It should be able to be loaded by a DOM, acted upon, and returned
as its Domain specific language that is able to be loaded/interpreted
by other programs or languages without changes.