[REBOL] Re: Please read! Help needed.
From: brett:codeconscious at: 20-Aug-2001 18:11
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.