[REBOL] Learning low-level REBOL was: (RE: Re: /view custom styles)
From: max::ordigraphe::com at: 24-Aug-2001 13:23
Hi DocKimbel and all,
Well, I'm taking SEVERAL hours to force myself to understand each and
every part of the layout function (that you have patched...) even going
into the nitty gritty of how the style sheet mechanism works...
It is proving to be the most enlightening programming lesson I have evr
had with Rebol so far. 8-P I am forced to look up several little
words I never noticed or which aren't really that much detailed or used
in the rebol documentation. I even learned a few parser tricks and quite
a few new optimisation tips.
For everyone who wants to understand how Rebol should be coded and want
to go into the "guru" level rebol programming... I SERIOUSLY consider
traversing just that single function word by word and lookup every word,
block and value, until you can explain to someone else just what each
one does. (note that I am NOT claiming Guru status here, just saying
that it might well be the first step to getting there ;-)
Many of you have said that they didn't want to browse through the view
code to understand it... I advise all of you to at least look at
layout... and learn Rebol.
Contrary to popular belief, Unix IS user-friendly...
its just picky on who it considers a friend