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[REBOL] Re: What else don't I know

From: gerardcote:sympatico:ca at: 9-Jan-2004 20:29

Hi Steven, Personally I don't bother too much now since this is an evolutive system and keeping up language and Docs really synchronized all the time is far from easy. But you're right since this feature is added to View only. Then it can't be in the dictionary that covers only the core words. But this simply confirms me that there is definitely something more to add to the already bulky Docs. Looking at the emailer source I found that some variable named "lo" is used but nowhere it has been defined befor its use - I know that it is the definition of the layout used by emailer but where is it defined and how can we know such internal secret features (what they are, what are their parameters their meaning and finally how to use them). This seems to be true for many of the View features like the styles facets with their meaning and allocated values - even the source is not allways useful to many of us in such a case - firstly because most of us are not good enough at REBOL to decypher the underlying meaning of things even if we can get at their names and default values. System defaults are another place where things are not clear to me. Something should be clarified about this and other plots by RT or some well informed ppl that would contribute to lever off the veil that actually covers these officially undocumented parts. This is one of the most intriguing and frustratring things that absolutely deserves more documentation in a near future. When every other thing will have been done in due form - as much as we'll be able to do ourselves. Thanks for remembering this fact - I really forgot to add it to my wish list of Docs to complete. Gerard