[REBOL] Re: not so pseudo code? (an alternative to style changes)
From: nitsch-lists:netcologne at: 9-Jan-2002 22:12
RE: [REBOL] not so pseudo code? (an alternative to style changes)
> While reading the style threads I visualised a rather strange method of
> communicating the meaning of a Rebol program.
> So the idea is this, imagine a function you have written - it should be
> non-trivial perhaps with at least a loop and a condition
> maybe a few, what the heck, make it at least 20 lines long.
> Now imagine you are looking at the source using an enhanced viewer. What if
> you could name (or comment) a given code block (I know we can but just bear
> with me). Now the trick is that if you magic-click the code-block it
> collapses into it's associated name (or short description). So visually your
> function is now far simpler yet still only one function.
> This is essentially what I do in my mind when trying to understand other
> people's code (more accurately I tend to mentally group sections of code). I
> thought though a block was a convienient unit of grouping for a Rebol tool.
> Someone might say "it should be a function anyhow". I'd respond that it
> could and perhaps this enhanced viewer might suggest such a refactoring. So
> it has an active use as well as a documentry / learning use.
> So I guess I'm saying that code in an enhanced viewr could have an comment
> or name attribute attached that can be visually
> very helpful. We have GUIs why do we keep commenting our code in syntax?! We
> should comment the code values themselves!
> Can someone write me one please? I'd like it yesterday thanks! :)
yesterday? thats easy. then there was oberon system v4. :)