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[REBOL] Re: Looking over the horizon - Rebol 3

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 10-Nov-2003 13:29

Hi Joel et al,
>> * Lots more datatypes! ...
JN> regard to data types: ... Fully document the existing ones. I vote for this as well.
>> * A way to access words outside of the current context...
JN> Could you give an example of what this means and how it would be JN> used/useful? I must confess that I don't understand it at all. I wasn't sure either, except as a shortcut to how we might do it today. JN> * Regular Expressions as well as parse, which acts much like Perl's JN> regexp. A while back I looked at PCRE, but didn't get it working in the small amount of time I allotted myself, and shelved it. If someone could get that working, it would be something. Yes, you would need a commercial version of REBOL to access the DLL, but better than nothing. I've tinkered with PARSE a bit as well, to see how that would work for building a regex engine, but there are a lot of things to consider, so I just dust it off occasionally and think about it a bit. I might pursue it more if I thought I might actually use it myself. ;) I agree that non-REBOLers would notice it as a desirable element. JN> 4) either an implementation of RT's module facility or a statement JN> that it has been dropped (or deferred indefinitely... ;-) Yes! -- Gregg