[REBOL] Re: What else don't I know
From: carl:cybercraft at: 24-Jan-2004 11:45
On 10-Jan-04, Steven White wrote:
> I was looking around various REBOL sites and came across a script
> that uses a function called "emailer" which seems to be a REBOL
> function that pops up a window for sending an email message. "help
> emailer" at the console confirms the function's existence.
> I looked at the function dictionary on the REBOL web site and did
> NOT see a reference to "emailer."
> This makes me wonder what other functions there might be that are
> not documented. Does everyone else just stumble across these things
> or is there some documentation I am missing? One would think that
> the REBOL Function Dictionary would contain all the functions.
I often stumble on words I don't know, usually at the REBOL Console.
ie, a search for "email" in View turns up...
>> ? "email"
Found these words:
Of those, I only know what email!, email? and to-email do, but then
I've not done much with email on REBOL. Since I can't remember the
hundreds of default REBOL words available, my searching for ones that
might do what I want usually starts at the Console, though you need
to be a bit creative in trying to guess what the right word may be.
Searching for "email" doesn't find SEND, for instance.
> I know I can list all the system words and just look them over one
> at a time to see what they do. Is that what it takes? Am I just
> getting too lazy? Is the missing "emailer" function just a single
> omission that slipped through the cracks?
Nope - you're not getting lazy. There should be a tome you can buy
that makes it easy for you to find all this info.