[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]:
> 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 18.104.22.168.2 21
and invoke >>help emailer, I get pretty good documentation on the
Since it is a mezzanine function, you can also look at the source
code for it by invoking
> 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?
> 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
> Thank you.
:-) Yer welcome
Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>