[REBOL] Re: REBOL Newbie tries to convert C source to REBOL (long posting) Part
From: nitsch-lists::netcologne::de at: 23-Nov-2003 7:09
Am Samstag, 22. November 2003 08:40 schrieb A J Martin:
> Mike wrote:
> > If instead the editor would be doing background parsing and watch me
> create an object or button it could really support me by displaying all
> possible options with that element.
> Hi, Mike.
> I can see that you like the idea of C and Java IDEs. Unfortunately, Rebol
> script is way too malleable and versatile for a IDE to tease it apart and
> offer help. That's because words can mean many different things in the same
> script, as opposed to C or Java where a word means one thing and one thing
Smalltalk has the same problem, because a method can be defined in a lot of
classes, and there is no type-declaration.
Smalltalk simply shows all possible methods.
(thats not too many usually, because of long method-names)
We could do a similar thing, presenting multiple suggestions for a word.
rebol:like "or in other languages
parse: like a loop
clicking on pops up longer explanation. contexts could add own descriptions to
the help-db, like
vid: a very weird style to show any rebol-type.