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[REBOL] Re: RFC: Forms generator / RAD dialect

From: atruter:hih:au at: 21-Aug-2002 10:08

But I hate repetitive tasks, especially creating very basic GUI forms. So why not use Rebol for this? Thing like this shouldn't be written by hand: lab "Company" company: fld return </SNIP> I agree, but isn't the answer just to make better use of styles. eg. <CODE> to-width: func [x] [ 75 + 8 * x - 8 ] stylize/master [ ; VID types lbl: lbl blue to-width 1 field: field to-width 1 date-field: field [ if not empty? face/text [ either none? attempt [to-date face/text] [ clear face/text ][ face/text: form to-date face/text show face ] ] ] ; Derived types lab-address: lbl "Address:" fld-address: field to-width 3 lab-date: lbl "Date:" fld-date: date-field lab-code: lbl "Code:" fld-code: field ] view layout [ across lab-address fld-address return lab-date fld-date lab-code fld-code ] </CODE> Defining things in this manner means we can easily make global changes to both VID types and our derived types. I believe this approach is more efficient than trying to create a dialect that is used to essentially achieve the same result, but feel free to point out the flaws in my logic / approach. ;) Regards, Ashley