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[REBOL] Re: informal /View desktop survey

From: carl:cybercraft at: 9-Sep-2002 15:54

On 09-Sep-02, Jason Cunliffe wrote:
> I have not yet found a decent rebol technique with google. For > example, how do you best search for a script named "test.r" or > "index.r" ?
I've just looked for a file-extension search engine and found this... but it knows of no .r files. Hmmm, and it's not a web searcher anyway, just a searcher of their database of extensions. (I submitted .r to them anyway.) Odd. I can't find any attempt at a file-extension searcher anywhere. AltaVista though, if you search for "rebol" will offer some suggestions to refine your search, the suggestions currently being: Carl Sassenrath, Dummies, Ingo, Official Guide, Perl, Platforms, Ralph, Rebol Scripts, Rebol Technologies, Rolls, Scripting Language, and User's Guide. (Unfortunatly, searching for "perl" doesn't offer you "rebol" as a way to refine your search:) It's "Rebol Scripts" are just html pages though, not .r files. Which is fair enough I guess, since it's an engine for web-browsers. My solution to the problem would be to add a menu item to the View Desktop that launches Frank Sievertsen's reb-search script. (Anyone can do this - extending the menus is part of Desktop's design.) It's pretty primitive in the interface department, but it does search the REB quite well. This doesn't solve the problem of how to find scripts not linked to by the Desktop, but it's a start. I think it's up to us to write search engines for REBOL scripts, and if we want them findable by reb-browsers, have web-pages linked to those search engines, or at least make a nicely organised directory to the REBOL scripts they find. -- Carl Read