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[REBOL] Re: request-font

From: anton:lexicon at: 20-Jan-2003 23:17

Carl, you definitely worry too much. Scanning the fonts directory of the system is inevitable for this application. Asking for permission to read/write a system directory is unavoidable. For now, don't assume that RT will incorporate get-fonts into the view desktop. Just get it going for now and worry about incorporation later. (It's a good idea, but it will slow you down a bit if you depend on them absorbing your code.) Anyway, I'll leave you to it. I'll more likely use it if it has that feature, that's all. Anton.
> On 20-Jan-03, Anton wrote: > > Carl, > > > Yes, that worry is unfounded. > > Your script will be so well known and > > documented that people will trust you. :) > > Oh, of course - silly me. ;) > > But a font-requester is used by other programs, and while the > requester that's put up may look like my one, it may not be. > > > If they don't, they can read the code. > > No use if you're not a REBOL programmer. > > > Come on, there's lots of code you run > > without reading the code, admit it. > > Of course, but it's in a sandbox, remember. Clicking OK at the > permission request takes you out of that safty-zone. > > > If you don't have some level of trust > > you would never get anything done. > > Sure, but we don't want to get to the point with REBOL where we're > asked for permission so often that we end up clicking on OK as a > reflex action. > > I think a better way than an update button on the requester would be > to have it as a choice on the View Desktop. (ie, as a service.) > Apart from being safer, this would better indicate that it's a > REBOL-wide change we're making, whereas in the requester it might > suggest it's just for a specific application. If this is the > approach taken though, the requester will need a Reload button. > > > I don't like training people to rename > > and locate files in the filesystem if > > it can be so easily avoided. > > So I too would favour a different filename > > per platform. > > I think REBOL's OS version numbers are the way to go.
I agree here.