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[REBOL] Re: Enabling the REBOL community

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 9-May-2001 7:09

Hi, Petr... Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> Hi! :-) > > as I can see interesting discussion started, I would like to suggest few > points to notice: > > 1) It would be good if Carl could state, when aprox. Rebol module system > (as doc was posted long time ago) is going to be available. The point is > - if default Rebol module behavior (isolation) would be available, there > would not be probably any need for "hidden" object behavior Joel has > described ... >
I completely agree, but... Several months back, when I tried to get a similar discussion going, I posted a request for RT to give us some sort of heads-up about where MODULE was headed so that we could take that into account in coming up with a community unit library scheme. I assume the time pressure of all the other development efforts (for which I'm VERY grateful!!!) took priority over either code or documentation for MODULE. Consequently, in the spirit of eXtreme Programming, I'm now suggesting that we figure out how to use what we've currently got and figure out how to adapt to MODULE when it becomes available.
> 2) IIRC Andrew Martin did nice component/module system. I don't know > it's URL though ... but it would be good to look into it imo. >
(I can't resist noting the irony that Andrew's work -- which I'm sure could contribute good ideas on the problem we're discussing -- has now become a victim of that very problem...) -jn-