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[REBOL] View-based system browser

From: al::bri::xtra::co::nz at: 13-Feb-2001 15:47

Jeff mentioned:
> Rather than someone else at RT rework your system-browser, since there's a
few too many things to get done right now.. maybe one of the fine REBOL developers of the world would make a VIEW based system-browser (which of course means that they'll have to create a really good lightweight tree viewer in VIEW ha ha ha-- aren't I sneaky)... I was thinking about doing this before the latest version of Rebol/Core came out. Now that I can save a 'mold-ed copy of the system object to a file and browse that with a text editor, I found that text is superior to any kind of tree view. My thoughts were to have a list view on one side, with a large edit box to the right and underneath a path displayed along the bottom in a edit line. All the fields are "live" and reflect the particular location in the system (or other) object being examined. Typing or clicking changed the 'mold-ed view appropriately. The viewed object/function could be interactively edited and even replaced, something like what I believe a smalltalk browser might do. With a editing and replacement ability, this would be nicer than a text file. Andrew Martin ICQ: 26227169