[REBOL] Re: make-doc-pro: Version 1.0.3 beta update
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 10-Jun-2002 10:19
Hi Sunanda, et al
<< I'm backing up Robert in his recent comment that: "Adding minimal
user-friendly syntax can help a lot" >>
It can help the parser writer a lot, but not the user. :)
<< Part of the problem with all these "pick the url from the data stream"
suggestions is that it is not trivial to do. All of the following _could_ be
As a user, I would be happy if it caught the easy ones without any
intervention on my part. Other tools can do this, and url! is a native type
that REBOL can identify, so there's virtually no cost there (though I
haven't looked at the MDP parser so maybe there is).
If I have some non-standard url, or new url formats are rolled out, then
having an explicit way to mark them is a good thing to have around. For the
normal case, though, why should I have to mark them up?
I'm not writing the parser so I won't complain either way. :)