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[REBOL] Re: Cool small program. :)

From: carl::cybercraft::co::nz at: 21-Dec-2002 19:36

On 21-Dec-02, Bruno G. Albuquerque wrote:
> After not doing anything with Rebol for the past months (mostly > beacuse, as you guys are probably aware, I use BeOS and Rebol is as > buggy as it can be on this platform), I decided to create something > fun with it. The result was Daily Strip. You can get it from: > > What it does is to fetch some comic strips from the internet and > display them in a window. It is not the most exciting Rebol program > ever nor it uses any advanced technique. In fact, I am probably > doing some dumb stuff in the code and using more code then it is > necessary, but the main point is that I commented the entire code > (there are more comments than code in it) to try to help people just > sarting with Rebol. > Any comments/suggestions/critics are welcome. I hope you guys like > it.
Very nice Bruno. It worked without a hitch on Amiga, though I'd changed the file-name before running it. Excellent commenting, too. Looks like it'd be very easy to figure out how to add other strips. Only suggestion I'd make is to add an error-check to capture if someone's not online when they run it so that it'd shut down gracefully. Otherwise, well done.
> -Bruno > Ps: I developed it for BeOS so the script itself is called "Daily > Strip" with a space in the name adno ".r" extension. Just rename it > to "DailyStrip.r" or something like that if you're using Windows. > Also the first line is a she-bang line to make the script > automatically run with Rebol. It assumes the rebol (view) executable > is located in the /boot/ home/config/bin directory, so just change > that to the correct location on your system if you're running Linux.
-- Carl Read