[REBOL] Re: 'ML Article
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 13-Oct-2002 9:46
* Brett Handley <[brett--codeconscious--com]> [021012 20:51]:
> > In my opinion 'ML should be part of a rebol standard library,
> > and documentation, examples and articles should be attached
> > to each component of such a standard library.
> I think the ML is very valuable. Though it could use some reviews before it
> became part of a rebol standard library.
> For example, I think that it can be more flexible by not requiring a
> compose. I suspect there are other additions which could give it more "bang
> for buck" too. I think VID is a good reference for the purpose of judging
> power and flexibility for effort. All that said I think the ML type
> structures have a good use for expressing a special type of tree and could
> be used for more than just markup - and at some stage should have a home in
> a standard library.
My concept of a standard library would entail such reviews as you
mention above.... It would make for a better product. BTW: 'compose
is not always needed - In fact I've never needed it in the coding
that I have done with it.
> > I've also written an article about DocKimbel's MySQL protocol,
> > [less illustrative and more chatty, admittedly].
> > You can read it at
> > http://www.frozen-north-linuxonline.com/pastIssues/issue6vol2.html
> I love the analogy with the boat and radar. Very amusing :^)
> Sidenote: there's a broken link to "what is mysql" .
The webzine is better conceived than executed, there are
many broken links... and editorial digression is left to
the writer(s) <!!>
> > Both these guys deserve all the attention they can get. They've
> > made life easier for me.
> Most definitely :^)
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