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[REBOL] Re: REBOL for business apps?

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 28-Sep-2003 12:45

Hi Robert, RMM> Hi (to the community), this printing stuff is showin up more and more. I'm RMM> not an expert WRT printing on windows but shouldn't a good dialect do the RMM> work for us? With /Pro Win32 printing functions should be available. What RMM> do you think? Yes, we can wrap up the printing APIs inside a dialect (at least nothing comes to mind that strikes me as impossible). One reason *I* haven't done this is that won't be cross-platform and I keep hoping that RT has a plan in place for doing that. Wrapping the printing APIs will be quite a bit of work and I'd hate to do it only to have RT release something that makes it obsolete. Of course the amount of effort will depend on the functionality we want. :) Another aspect is the fact that people would have to have /pro in order to use it. It should be possible, maybe even not *too* hard for someone who knows what they're doing, to create a dialect that emits PostScript. The next best thing (or maybe the better thing) is PDF. I may need printing for a project coming up, so you never know. :) -- Gregg