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[REBOL] Documentation: Let's do it NOW!

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 8-Aug-2003 9:00

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]] > On Behalf Of Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch > Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2003 7:28 PM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] documentation [was: [RE: Re: [BUG?] read-io > & write-io or Wait or is TCL better?]] > really needs a search engine, to which we can plug > our own information (in any form: web refs, code, text, etc.).
Hi, just a note to all that might not follow Rebol from the beginning. There is/was once a Rebol word dictonary Reblet that allowed to add your own notes to each entry. You had a filter to select the words of some category (like GUI, control, logic). IMO this is the right way to go. Let's extend this Reblet with a central P2P synced database that users can download/update. New entries should pass a peer-review process to get into it. The mailinglist can be used to discuss peer review rejected things. The idea of easy-vid, easy-draw can be used to provide click-able examples. Lots of examples for each word! Further I think such a Reblet would perfectly fit into the library project (this doesn't mean that the Library people should do it). The dictonary Reblet could be extended with a library Reblet. With such a tool, we have 80%+ of all required infos in one place. Next thing would be to add tutorials etc. It's like a coordinated WiKi idea. I still say that biggest problem of Rebol is information fragmentation. New users need a lot of time to get started. To much places to look at. Anyway, I have written enough and to get things started now I'm doing the first step: If no better suited person is found, I'm willing to start and manage this project. But I won't do it only myself ;-). So, who is going to join the project? Robert