[REBOL] Re: Watson - what is so special about it?
From: dada:gecko:verizon at: 26-Aug-2002 9:10
> ... but I believe that Sabin is referring to the fact that a Mac
> user normally doesn't start an application and then open a file
> within that application, but simply double-clicks on a document
> (file) and the appropriate application is automatically launched
> and the file is loaded (or run, as appropriate).
That is *exactly* what I'm talking about. And, since OS X doesn't have a
Rebol/View port yet, the only option I have is to open terminal, run
rebol and then call the script. Or, call the script as an argument to
the rebol command from terminal -- either is clumsy for the average user.
So, if you want to try and replace Watson with Rebol, there has to be a)
an OS X native Rebol/View app, b) a method by which to associate a
stand-alone Rebol/View script with a user's pre-existing Rebol/View app.
Perhaps someway to package the Rebol/View application and the script
as a single download?
>The "magic" that runs AppleScript (or any other truly Mac-aware
>language) works in that fashion.
Right :) Not magic, but a process that happens when an application is
native to the OS it is running on.
This seems to be a weakness with Rebol -- requiring the user to have the
development kit installed along with the script you are distributing.
Though, it's not a big weakness, because of the small footprint of Rebol
in general -- but it did keep me from doing something Rebol does well on
Mac OS X.
striving to be unlike gregor samsa