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[REBOL] Hitting the learning curve

From: gedb01::yahoo::co::uk at: 5-Nov-2003 9:49

I've read the recent 'losing the case' thread with interest. Personally, I've just come to the end of my honeymoon with Rebol. I've been throwing to gether 5 line scripts that do what pages of Java or VB do in 5 pages. I've stopped saying 'Wow,' and I'm starting to ask 'How.' The problem is that, given a blank piece of screen, where do I begin when devising my own code to solve my own problems. What is the starting point. Different languages have their own starting points. In VB I start with a blank form, dropping controls and then writing the event handlers. In Java I start with an object model. I identify my objects with methods and properties and then start composing the relative classes. In Perl or Ruby I start with the input stream, usually a file, and start heading for the output stream. What is the starting point with Rebol? Given a problem and an empty .r file how do I start growing my problem? With a form to enter the data? With a set of objects? With a set of functions? By defining a dialect? There seem to be so many approaches, but no single method affords itself? I can see there are some guys here who really know their Rebol - what approach do you take to a new Rebol project? Ged Byrne.