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[REBOL] Re: [Fwd: Re: RSL: Rebol Standard Library]

From: gscottjones:ho:tmail at: 25-May-2001 10:03

From: "Joel Neely"
<snip> > Don't ask me to be productive while writing > an XML parser in COBOL! ;-)
So THAT is what that all day meeting was about! (:
<snip> > If the effort to create an accessible library makes > it possible for newcomers to REBOL to stand on > the shoulders of coding giants > ... > then I'll be quite satisfied with the > achievement.
As usual, Joel, your command of the language is awesome, and your grip on the important issues for the community is firm. I think you are on target with the basic goals of the proposed project. Chris is doing a great job of clarifying, interpolating and syncing all the helpful comments. I guess all that's left for me is to kibitz from the side-line. ;-) Like Volker, I tend to do a lot more cutting and pasting from example code so that I can tweak to do my own thing. But I do think that your ideas, Joel, and the compilation of ideas by and from Chris are on target with the more generally beneficial central repository. In my sleep-deprived ramblings yesterday, I did not intend to imply that the central server(s) needed to be smart, per se. I meant that taking the system as a whole, it would be nice to have control of some of these abilities. Maybe some of what I was suggesting would be better served as suggestions for future REBOL module/package distribution/control methods (REBOL/* 3.*). I just wanted to toss out the ideas, so that those who actually know the backs of their hands from the fronts could chew on the ideas (do lead paint chips and dried frog pills cause mid-life dyslexia?). It sounds like this has been happening. Good! Meanwhile I just need to figure out how to stand on the *ground* before I can worry about standing on the shoulders of giants! ;-) --Scott Jones