[REBOL] Re: RFC: Forms generator / RAD dialect
From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 22-Aug-2002 12:38
On Thursday, August 22, 2002, 9:40:35 AM, you wrote:
RMM> Hi, never looked at it yet. I'll have to check out. Where can I find
RMM> this script?
Never released publicly, because it's not really finished. If you
are really interested, I can send it to you so you can have a
RMM> This implies that you use a database in the background.
Not necessarily. What you really do with the data is up to you. I
currently have functions that allow to set up event chains; you
are then able to fire up events in your code (e.g.
New-client-object-to-insert etc.) and then listen to that kind of
event in other parts of your code (i.e. the DB abstraction layer
that takes care of actually insert the data in a DB, or a browser
for client objects that should update its display, or a selection
list in some form that should add the new object to the list, and
RMM> generic concept how to handle this. But it's not perfect yet, I still
RMM> need some time and first have to test some prototypes.
As I said, it was written only to fit my needs thus not publicly
released; however, as times goes on, I'm going to try to make it
more generic; so, even if my code will not be useful to your
project, maybe I can contribute some thoughts. :-)
RMM> Golden rule of open-source software: Release early, release often ;-))
You're right, but that might then set compatibility requirements
with badly designed early code... ;-)
RMM> I recognized that we reached the limit of what can be done with such a
RMM> concept and the available web technology.
I will probably be asking questions in the future then, since
discovering the limits of such an approach is what my teacher is
interested in. :-)
Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer
Amigan -- AGI L'Aquila -- REB: http://web.tiscali.it/rebol/index.r