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[REBOL] [STEEL] Announcement : SLiM

From: maximo::meteorstudios::com at: 26-Nov-2003 12:41

hi again, 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 heavy coding. 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. cheers! -MAx ------------- Steel project coordinator