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[REBOL] Re: Looking over the horizon - Rebol 3

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 10-Nov-2003 21:30

Tim Johnson wrote:
>* Steven White <[Steven--White--ci--bloomington--mn--us]> [031110 09:43]: > >>>Andrew Martin >>> >>> >>>Anything else you'd want on your wish list for Rebol 3? >>> >>> > Here's mine > > 1)Protect an object member. > > 2)Fix the binary 'skip bug. > > 3)Regex support > > 4)Optional module linkage. > > Ex: Rebol is distributed with binary modules. > example: regex engine > (don't need source code necessarily) > Make file provided that allows linkage > of optional modules. > > I know that this could be a bit complex, > but is likely more doable in a POSIX environment. > (i.e. the OS has a ansi-C compliant compiler) >
1) I do not know if it is the same - but - finishing the idea of language plug-ins. IIRC, Doc even described that for R#, he meay introduce something like low-level dialect to program directly in, which would be compiled - kind of RVM? Currently we have draw dialect - more of such dialects, e.g. bitmap operation, number crunching could be usefull. Simply - specialised dialects where it does make sense. Libraries are nice, but hardly cross-platform. 2) end of product hell - core, view x y z version, command, face, base ... what else? one exe - binary modules. For those who don't like files scattered around hd: 3) native .zip .rar .arj ports/schemes - WinAmp puts all skin files into .zip file and reads it directly from there. Would be way cooler than anything along the lines of .rip and similar proprietary formats which have no chance being widely accepted. What is more - Windows Commander or even other managers treat archives as being directories - transparently ... 4) all cyphre's suggestions to View kernel + view plug-ins. Support of Direct3D or similar technologies -using advantages of certain platforms 5) slowly to prepare for PDA and similar mobile devices - considering Symbian, PalmOS 6, WinCE ports - sorry if I hurt someone, but imo BSDs, Solaris etc. should be left with Core/Command versions, View is not all that important there - otoh I will surely have difficulties explaining some managers IOS can't run on single mobile device!!! 6) enhanced VID 7) finishing async networking as originally planned, including async console 8) browser plug-ins - deployment is the word - if user can't start it from browser, he/she will not regard it being part of web. I want to do my web forms using VID, not java script crap ;-) 9) vhelp function - which would bring visual help along the lines of dictionary script put on IOS (good idea Robert, isn't it? :-) 10) extension of 'about function - visual box showing Carl's photo :-) Cheers, -pekr-