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[REBOL] Re: help!! image => clipboard:// WAS{Re: Re: Ready for REBOL/Core 2.6?}

From: brett:codeconscious at: 9-Mar-2002 11:44

I think clipboard provides a basic manual level of integration with other software that the user understands - even with its vagaries of usefulness between applications. My work with View hasn't seen me do a lot of image transfers to/from other programs but when I have done them I immediately thought of clipboard first. As for handling the content management of clipboard, I don't know what the other platforms do, but my understanding is that Windows allows multiple formats to be registered/provided. Providing this level of functionality is only useful when the programmer takes on the responsibility to load/serialise/manage the various formats. Which leads me to another thought. Aside from the non-Rebol platform/software compatibility issue, Rebol apps can pass information around easily because of the way that Rebol can/will serialise values. I wonder whether there is some coordination or conventions that could make clipboard transfers amongst Rebol applications must more useful and intelligent? After all, my personal preference goal is to be productive with Reblet to Reblet sharing rather than currently Reblet to MS/other. All in all, View/Link support for clipboard integration with other apps is probably a necessary evil until users can/will migrate their workflows to Rebol applications. Brett.