[REBOL] Re: Make-doc-pro.r
From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 28-Oct-2001 9:59
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> Gregg Irwin
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> Subject: [REBOL] Re: Make-doc-pro.r
> I've always liked transparent tools. From a single document standpoint,
> which could be edited in any ASCII editor, your options are somewhat
Hi, that's the problem but hey, nothing is impossible ;-)).
> If they don't have a dialect to use for revision markups (which is
> not a very transparent way to work unfortunately), you're out of luck.
Yep, the solution must be mostly transparent to use for the user. Only a switch
to turn version marking on/off should be needed.
> If, however, you provide an editor then you have the option of maintaining
> diff/delta files.
Hmm... I never liked tools, which forced me to use its environment. I'm like
tools, which do a special job and can be integrated in my working process.
> With all these document related things we're discussing,
> there's a line between structured and unstructured documents and how that
> affects what we can do with the data and how easy it is for the user to
> create. I only wish I had some good answers. :)
My idea at the moment is something like this (only sketch/brainstorming yet):
1. make-doc-pro saves the older versions with continuing numbers. No diff files,
may be compressed.
2. You can turn version-markup on like: =options diffs base-version diff-version
3. The diffs are marked in the text.
create something like a diff-version-presenter mode. You can move the mouse of a
paragraph with changes and a pop-up window will show you what has changed.
Just some ideas... Robert