[REBOL] Re: A prototype typechecker
From: jan:skibinski:sympatico:ca at: 8-Nov-2002 12:42
> I'm thinking of things on the user side. For us, it's a little annoying to
> get a "syntax error", but that kind of thing is totally foreign to normal
> human beings. When creating dialects, we need to take into account not only
> how we handle well formed input, but how we handle malformed input. The more
> information we gather during the parse process, the better feedback we can
> provide if something isn't right. Since the whole idea of a dialect is to
> speak *their* language - whoever "they" might be - I like the idea of
> "dialected datatypes" (for lack of a better made up term :), which is kind
> of what the signature and typeset view gives us.
Thank you for this feedback. It is certainly fruitful for me.
I know very little about dialects yet, except for a few I came
across when browsing rebolforces articles and some WWR
sites. Btw, browsing the sites from desktop is real pain -
it takes too long to filter out meaningful sites from the rest.
I am talking from a perspective of a newcomer, who is
still unfamiliar with names of Rebolites.
But if I recall there was some discussion about improvements
in that area.
I would be quite greatful if someone could list some useful
dialects for me to peruse.
Am I right to assume that Rebol 'dialects mean exactly
the same as what others call DSELs - Domain Specific Embedded