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[REBOL] Re: Please read! Help needed.

From: brett:codeconscious at: 20-Aug-2001 18:11

Hi Gabriele, Great work on pdf-maker!
> With the current typesetter it would not be difficult; it just > needs a check in EMIT-LINE to see if the current textbox is full > and a way to define in the dialect a chain of textboxes and a > single text that goes all over them in any page. But I'd like to > make it smarter than this... e.g. the user should be able to say > things like "this paragraph should not be rendered at the bottom > of a page" or "this paragraph should not be broken" etc.
All of those would be impressive features. The chain of textboxes reminds me of desktop publishing programs.
> a> also some naming for styles to specify macros, > a> that could quick match to make-doc-labels? > > You can see in the doc I used compose to do macros. I have been > thinking of a way to do it in the dialect, but it's not easy to > make it general (so that you can put them anywhere). Maybe a > preprocessor that works like compose? Or we should drop the idea > of having them anywhere. :)
The Vid style of evaluating arguments, parens and of the do keyword has certainly seemed flexible for me - though I can't say whether this is a must have for pdf. Brett.