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[REBOL] Re: Standardised patches

From: brett:codeconscious at: 12-Nov-2003 23:03

I've been thinking about this recently. I think standardised patches are a good idea. Kept in a simple archive of patch scripts that solve things like FTP protocol bugs etc. They should be held as a collection with each described by a simple comment, a REBOL test to allow someone to quickly determine if the patch is relevent/valid for different REBOL versions etc. Enhancements would be not be part of this - just what is generally considered as bugs should be fixed. All the patches applying to a specific version (and platform if necessary) could be combined into a single script -(eg View.121-patches.r) to allow someone using that version to just grab one file and apply it. This way the community, and especially new users, get increasingly stable REBOLs and therefore confidence. I would think that the REBOL library ( would be a natural place to publish these. Perhaps it would be enough for each of us to submit our own patches to the patch-library-inbox, and then for someone or a group(s) maintain the combined version specific scripts (upon those patch gaining appropriate approval by whatever means). Regards, Brett. ----- Original Message ----- From: "A J Martin" Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 3:43 PM Subject: [REBOL] Standardised patches Brett wrote (in another thread):
> Ah good. I'll add it to my patches.r and send it to feedback.
I think it's a good idea to reveal and combine the best patches that people have accumulated so far. I've put my in after my .sig. Let's mutate and evolve them! :)