[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
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
I would think that the REBOL library (rebol.org) would be a natural place to
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).
----- 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! :)