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[REBOL] Re: Is Rebol OO?

From: ingo:2b1 at: 13-Jan-2004 11:00

Hi Jason, just a quickie ... Jason Cunliffe wrote:
> Hi Gerard
>>For example I find it so annoying to me to completely rewrite my complete > paths (switching the / for the \ plus adding the " at both >>ends and stripping the : after the Drive name) each time I have to type > some copied file name and path from my Windows Explorer to >>the console prompt - I mnow ther must exist some script to help somewhere > but this could be useful to have defined a dialect for > >>managing files any time it would be needed to >>express for example the listing of the files contained in > > "E:/DOCUMENTS/Gerard/credit card Orders/Alibris/" > > Well yeah it is annoying. Rebol and Python both have their own consistent > intenal syntax. But it strikes me they shoul dbe smart enough to just check > for the path syntax of the platform being used and then accept and convert > to the internal. . I imagine such functions have been written many times > over already by people. >> help "-file"
to-local-file Converts a REBOL file path to the local system fil... to-rebol-file Converts a local system file path to a REBOL file ... Of course, having it automatically detect the right file notation would be nice. Kind regards, Ingo