[REBOL] Re: Cool small program. :)
From: gerardcote:sympatico:ca at: 26-Dec-2002 16:49
> Subject: [REBOL] Cool small program. :)
> The result was Daily Strip. You can get it from:
> What it does is to fetch some comic strips from the internet and
display them in a window. It is not the most exciting Rebol program
ever nor it uses any advanced technique. In fact, I am probably doing
some dumb stuff in the code and using more code then it is necessary,
but the main point is that I commented the entire code (there are more
comments than code in it) to try to help people just sarting with
> Any comments/suggestions/critics are welcome. I hope you guys like it.
We don't always need the sexiest advanced technique to help our teenagers learn coding
with REBOL. Sometimes this is even better not
using advanced techniques too soon.
Thanks for sharing and commenting.
This is the kind of "useful by itself" stuff I would like to get more for helping my
youngsters to learn coding with REBOL ...
A true motivational asset for them because they really soon try to understand the how
and why before duplicationg the code in their
own scripts to do something that will quickly work as it is generally looks similar in
the first try...
Another one was the exciting ReBOX.r by Doc Kimbel. But I didn't look at the inside yet
since I have not finished all the puzzles
for now ;-)
> Ps: I developed it for BeOS so the script itself is called "Daily
Strip" with a space in the name adno ".r" extension. Just rename it to
or something like that if you're using Windows. Also the
first line is a she-bang line to make the script automatically run with
Rebol. It assumes the rebol (view) executable is located in the /boot/
home/config/bin directory, so just change that to the correct location
on your system if you're running Linux.
It worked flawlessly under my Win 98.
Just a couple of add-ons would be fine but they can be left as exercices for my youngsters
- Carl already catched the first one (Validating the broken Link to the Internet)
- Indicating when all the strips have been looked thru and ask for a replay or go out.
Really nice work Bruno. The Official Library Collection is missing more submits like
this one - in the Gaming Section (or otherwise