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[REBOL] Re: Smart Client

From: rotenca:telvia:it at: 1-Oct-2003 0:18

Hi Andrew,
> Except for multi-line text boxes, where cursor movement isn't handled > correctly. Here's an example: > > example line 1 blah blah blah blah > example line 2 blah blah > Try to down arrow from line 1 to 2 when the cursor is positioned near or > at the end of line 1. You'll find that the cursor won't move in > Rebol/View.
Do you want a patch?
> Except for menus in Rebol/View, which there aren't any. Yes, I know that > some programs can be written without menus, but a number of programs > can't be written for novice and low-skilled users with out menu support. > These kind of programs I need to write and have going ASAP.
There are at least 3 menu styles around. What I do not understand well is that people often seems to wait everything from RT. I used many languages in my life and I have always used external libraries and third party tools, why cannot it happen with Rebol? There is some obscure reason? RT cannot make everything and Rebol should be a very limited language if only RT could release additional features. Sometime third party tools are better than official ones, and i think that this is mandatory for Rebol. If RT should add to the language all the features needed by a good visual interface language, View will become a huge executable, losing one of its feature: lightness. For example, I saw in deep in these days the Rebol pop protocol, it is a masterpiece for what it makes with so little code, but it is far from supporting all the features of the pop3 protocol. If you want to support them you must double the size at least. And pop is a very limited protocol. Almost all RT code is of this nature: small, light, fast ASAP, but not at all complete. It is only a dream to put all protocols, all I/o, all visual interface styles and support in a so small executable. Carl is a great programmer not Harry Potter (the wizard) :-). --- Ciao Romano