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[REBOL] Re: Mapping series

From: massung::gmail at: 8-Mar-2006 14:37

Thanks, I'll take a closer look at that one when I get a moment. Along the same lines, has anyone come up with a version of "gensym" that can be used? For example, using VID, I may want to dynamically create controls that access themselves. I currently don't know of a way to do this without generating a symbol to use. Here's a brief example of what I mean: dyn-btn: does [ join [] [ gensym: 'button "foo" [ gensym/text: "bar" ] ] Obviously, however, I can't use "gensym:" over and over again, I need to have a way of "creating" the symbol on the fly and accessing it. I suppose I could use to-word and coerce a generated string for the name (like Lisp does). But is there a "nicer" way to do this? On 3/8/06, Gregg Irwin <> wrote:
> > Hi Jeff, > > JM> So, I'm sure REBOL has some sort of support for this, but I have yet > to find > JM> it. Does REBOL have any built-in support for traditional mapping > functions > JM> that are found in Lisp? > > Oddly enough, there isn't a native one. It has come up a number of > times, and many folks have written their own; I don't know why RT > hasn't included one yet. It's possible they're still looking for the > right design. e.g. with refinements and such, I think there's more to > it than just do the same thing Lisp does, when creating a standard > function. > > Here's one, written by Larry Palmiter, that I use sometimes: > > map: apply: func [fn blk args /local result][ > result: copy [] > repeat el blk [append/only result fn :el args] > result > ] > > -- Gregg > > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at with unsubscribe as the subject. >