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[REBOL] Re: Watson - what is so special about it?

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 26-Aug-2002 10:43

Hi, Petr and Sabin, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> Sabin Densmore wrote: > > >> ... but I believe that Sabin is referring to the fact that > >> a Mac user normally doesn't start an application and then > >> open a file within that application, but simply double- > >> clicks on a document... > > > > > > Yep. :) > > > > That is *exactly* what I'm talking about. And, since OS X > > doesn't have a Rebol/View port yet, the only option I have > > is to open terminal, run rebol and then call the script. > > Or, call the script as an argument to the rebol command > > from terminal -- either is clumsy for the average user. > >
Those aren't the only options. See below.
> Its BIG weakness of MacOS in fact, which is known to be even > more hybrid, than Windows (sorry Joel ;-) >
Hybrid ?? BSD *nix running on top of a Mach kernel with a GUI front end. Sounds like the kind of hybrid that creates a robust new species to me... ;-)
> If you can't create any type of batch file, shortcut, whatever, > telling it to launch View + appropriate script, then well ... :-) >
But you can! (Remember, think Unix!) Start your script file with #!/usr/local/bin/rebol -sq then chmod the file to +x and it will run directly from the command line. (Of course, the above path should be modified to reflect the actual location of REBOL on your particular box...) -jn- ;; If the Windows are too small, open the door and walk outside!