[REBOL] [STEEL] Announcement : SLiM
From: maximo::meteorstudios::com at: 26-Nov-2003 12:41
Its been a while since I've posted news about the STEEL project.
As always, there is more going on behind the scenes than is visible, but I am proceeding
as planned and this night, uploaded the preliminary document on STEEL Library Manager
(codenamed SLiM, for now).
here is the link:
The name is temporary, unless You guys like it. if you have good ideas, just shoot them
on the list (if you dare ;-).
SLiM itself should be available very shortly. Not much left to do which really needs
it currently already supports:
-open files without paths (the main goal)
-search through mutliple paths
-An extensible requirements dialect
-uses rebol header as much as possible.
-optional constructor hook
-loads code and returns an object
-ram caching, so multiple library opens only actualy go to disk once
(usefull for nested library calls)
to do before release:
-use 'ENCOMPASS to add one or more refinements to load/save/read/write
local to the library (easy resource handling)
-add library word export/binding to global namespace with extensive
options for prefix and words renaming.
-optional validate hook (lets you add your own validation for the library)
-port all steel libraries to slim format.
all network and automatic download management will be added in version 2.0
Hope it tingles something good inside those of you who expressed a need for the tool,
cause I've spent many hours on design, discussion, prototyping, documentation, public
relations ;-), etc.
Often, simple is longest to achieve.
Steel project coordinator