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[REBOL] Re: Reference docs for View

From: geza67:freestart:hu at: 8-Jul-2001 22:31

Hello Rod,
> Is it my imagination (or lack of) or are there no > View docs for > the raw "compositing system" > upon which VID is built?
It is a great problem for me, too. I am just wondering that none of the active List Participants (some of them are PURCHASERS of the Product, so they literally PAID for it and use it professionally thus they MAY (?!) wish a professional API documentation for their money, as well! ) has raised his voice that RT releases a wonderful new programming "Thing" and the first _official_ /View, rudimentary (still explaining on really hot topics: just wait, more to come ... ;-) But WHEN ??? ) Howtos appear roughly after 1 YEAR (counting from the beta release) on the RT home site. Nevertheless, the usable (and very correct and comprehensive) CORE.PDF appeared roughly 1.5-2 years later than the significant Core 2.x releases came ... Till that time the rebolian/rebolish "voodoo" has benn spread only mouth by mouth from the great guys of this list. Now /View has it's similar no-reference-level documentation orphanage. I know that coding is much more fun than documenting, but look at Lin*x or look at Micros*ft/S*n/B*rland/L*tus etc. etc., just to mention two arbitrarily different developmental approaches - they all know that there ARE customers who don't have the spare time to delve into the /SYSTEM object full source listings to get things done. Well, some of their API documentations (counting some hundreds of pages ...) were out WAY earlier than the real product. I am not a professional programmer (I am just an M.D., interested in such technical things), searching for MY Holy Grail of programming languages. I suppose, I found it in REBOL but it is really annoying that I should ask several shameless questions via this List which would have been answered by a proper View Programming Guide. Some tips and short topics can be covered in a mail list, but View design philosophy, answering not only the HOWs but the WHYs are ment to be in reference materials, I guess. -- Best regards, Geza mailto:[geza67--freestart--hu]