[REBOL] Interface to A J Martin's ML dialect
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 27-Aug-2003 7:51
It's my hope that some day RT will be releasing rebol with
packages. I know that there are many good ones out there,
from my own experience, I vouch for 'ML and mysql-protocol.
I use 'ML extensively and I'm combining the dictionary approach
that I use in python for building dynamic web content with
the 'ML dialect.
I note from Carl's Designer's Tip Sheet that came with my copy of
Rebol The Official Guide
Tip # 4 - Data Drives It. It's become
It is useful then to have a function(s) that processes blocks of
rebol words and values and then delivers them to 'ML to do the
processing that is so much more efficient than the python HtmlGen
I've include some preliminary code here mostly for Andrew's comments
and guidance but for others that might be interested. Certainly,
'ML deserves more exposure.
The test module uses ml-lib.r which is viewable at
This contains Andrew's 'ML function, along with
dependencies and source for the 'def subroutine
and the 'htm shorthand function.
the test module itself is at
the 'def block that you see in this code is a shorthand for Andrew's
Sub function that generates local variables automatically.
'htm is shorthand for ML with compose/deep.
I would welcome comments and criticisms. This is just a small starting
point. I plan on adapting my entire python module that I've written
to a more rebolesque fashion, so much more functionality is obviously
going to be added.
Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>