[REBOL] Re: Enabling the REBOL community
From: john:schuhr at: 9-May-2001 1:52
I complete agree with all suggestions made and have
incorporated them into the prototype, as such. :)
As far as using such a mechanism as a de facto
standard.. well, I say build it and they will come.
Once it's out there with a reasonably large feature
set, then it's going to get picked up, scrutinized,
twisted into pretzels and hacked into something better.
We can't really lose. A standard becomes "whatever
works for the majority".
Maybe we need an anagram for the concept. Kinda like
CPAN, but more oriented towards Rebol components?
ERCR (pronouned ERaCeR)
Extensible Rebol Component Repository
Another possibility had popped in my head briefly of
rigging the Component Manager (working term) to update
modules from a central location (hence the Repository
part of ERCR) on demand. Kinda like:
;or using the working term "Rebol Component Manager"
This would cause the CM (Component Manager) to hit
against the ERCR and look for new versions of the
based on version numbers in the REBOL headers or
some such thing.
Naturally, all components submitted for inclusion into
the ERCR would need to meet certain specifications for
providing documentation, standard interfaces and respecting
namespaces. Perhaps each component could be _forced_
to use a local context.
As for a categorical tree for components, all I can
suggest is that we get started and go from there :)
Just a few thoughts :)
At 10:30 PM 5/8/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi, John, (and everybody else)
>Just a couple of suggestions...