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[REBOL] Re: RFC: require-files block in the Rebol header

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 5-Aug-2002 7:31

[atruter--hih--com--au] wrote:
>> Rebol [ >> title: "Script with image" >> require-files: [ >> %some-image.gif ;or http://some.domain/img/some-image.gif >> ] >> ] >> >> > >In theory, a sound idea. In practice I often use files depending upon >certain user preferences / locale. eg. english.dic, vic-pcodes.dat. No >point obtaining 100 files if user choices will only lead to several being >used (some of my data files get quite large). Reminds me of the old static >vs dynamic linking debate (only get the resource when we need it . . . but >what happens when it isn't there, etc). > >Having said all that, I think most of these issues are data related, for >code (ie. .r files) I think it is a workable scheme. >
IIRC, RT tried to do something in that way already. The field is called 'Needs - maybe you will find some hilights about it in former docs or in ml archive? -pekr-