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[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) [brett--codeconscious--com] wrote:
> 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. :)
> Brett. >