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[REBOL] Re: Developer guide not a developer guide ...

From: scott:dunlop:home at: 16-Apr-2001 6:34

On Mon, 16 Apr 2001 13:05:49 +0200 Paolo Russo <[pa--russo--perd--com]> wrote:
> >On Mon, 16 Apr 2001 10:47:23 +0200 Petr Krenzelok > ><[petr--krenzelok--trz--cz]> wrote: > > > >> I looked into developer's guide and imo it is not much different of > >> beginner's guide. IF! we want ppl to hack view coding, we need kind of a > >> document which was available for View Beta and described events, face > >> objects, etc. New developers need to know how things work internally imo. > >> > >> Will such document appear? > >> > >> -pekr- > >> > >> -- > >> To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > >> [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > >> subject, without the quotes. > >> > > > >Agreed, as a newcomer to Rebol/View, I've been having a heck of a time > >reverse-engineering a lot of what VID layouts do, to provide for the > >unusual requirements of my project. It has been my impression that the > >current documents are just temporary stand-ins, until something better > >takes their place. My guess would be a new reference text, akin to the > >Rebol/Core's users guide, which is released in both dead-tree and > >electronic editions. > > Yep, me too "I've been having a heck of a time reverse-engineering a > lot of what VID layouts do" or studying how Carl codes conference.r > (very useful). I'm learning a lot of tricks, but... > 1. I miss a handy and exhaustive VID reference, really; > 2. I miss a guide that helps me to build the right "/View context" in my mind. > > Actually, I spend more time trying to find somewhere the complete > syntax of the various items than designing and coding my REBOL > applications. But I consider myself a positive man, so I keep myself > happy thinking about the near future, when we'll have a lot of guides > and we'll write code with REBOL in no time :-) > Obviously, if this "near future" could be next monday I'be happier... > oh, and the same day I would like to find /View for Mac (obviously at > least in five trendy colors) and /View/Runtime and /Apache and new > skins for /Express and... am I asking too much? :-) > > -- > Paolo Russo > [pa--russo--perd--com] > _________________ > PERD s.r.l. > Virtual Technologies for Real Solutions > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes. >
Actually, possibly something akin to the popular Smalltalk Wikis would serve the community, at least until this documentation is released. That way, we can share what patterns of usage we have discovered for ourselves. The difficult part would be figuring out what to use as an anchoring framework. --Scott.