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

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 9-Jan-2004 16:45

* Steven White <[Steven--White--ci--bloomington--mn--us]> [040109 14:16]: Hi Steven:
> I was looking around various REBOL sites and came across a script that > uses a function called "emailer" which seems to be a REBOL function that > pops up a window for sending an email message. "help emailer" at the > console confirms the function's existence. > > I looked at the function dictionary on the REBOL web site and did NOT > see a reference to "emailer."
Perhaps the dictionary has only /core functions? Emailer is not available in /core
> This makes me wonder what other functions there might be that are not > documented. Does everyone else just stumble across these things or is > there some documentation I am missing? One would think that the REBOL > Function Dictionary would contain all the functions.
Unfortunately, rebol documentation has a ways to go yet. :-( I only use rebol/core for projects, but when I fire up REBOL/View 21 and invoke >>help emailer, I get pretty good documentation on the function. Since it is a mezzanine function, you can also look at the source code for it by invoking
>>source emailer > I know I can list all the system words and just look them over one at a > time to see what they do. Is that what it takes?
Sometimes, yes.
> Is the missing "emailer" function just a single omission that > slipped through the cracks?
Unfortunately, I think the answer is no. Rebol is a work in progress, but compared to other scripting languages that I use, it is very productive.
> Thank you.
:-) Yer welcome tim -- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]><