[REBOL] Re: Leo => #@-others
From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 20-Sep-2002 15:59
> I think that if you place TeX text inside REBOL strings and use
> them for documentation, creating something like WEB in REBOL would
> result as being rather trivial.
Yes I agree and my example was very poor. When your open large projects with Leo
such as itself, it becomes clear where the value lies. Sorry, hard to explain.
It's great to see all that Python code so accessible.
At the other extreme I heard from a happy 35mm photographer using it to organise
his notes about his non-digital phot collection.
> I'm still wondering if Literate Programming would be a useful
> technique to program in REBOL, or if REBOL is already going beyond
Me too. I am suspicious of methodologies. I love REBOL because it encourages one
to think very freely. Wondering where rebol can take the good ideas of Leo.
Although Leo was intended for managing complex software projects, I am intrigued
by its more general approach to use a programmable tree interface combining data
and meta-data, and then publishing it new ways.
This is something I think REBOL could do very well, perhaps better. The way
Rebol handles blocks and docstrings, I suspect it could produce much cleaner
syntax than Leo does. I should clarify that Leo also lets one output files
without any trace of its tags, performing full substitution.