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[REBOL] Re: Printing and Rebol

From: brett:codeconscious at: 14-Jul-2001 11:52

Hi Gabriele
> PDF has the more general BEZIER curve. But maybe we should include > arcs and circles for convenience in the dialect? > > Anyone has better ideas? (A Logo-like dialect, maybe?)
Just a general comment. If you build a "low-level" dialect for outputting PDF then later more abstract dialects can be built on top of it to provide value added stuff, perhaps with a pass-thru to the lower level if required. This way each dialect can be kept at a consistent "semantic level". For example a possible, higher level dialect might be focussed on just printing textual reports, another might be targetted to a more diagramming based language, a third might convert make-doc specs to PDF. All of these could be simpler if leveraging off your lower level dialect. The lower level dialect remaining unconcerned by the final user's requirements for output. Just a thought. Brett.