[REBOL] We shall code... (Important)
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 15-Aug-2001 12:52
I think we all have alot of good ideas, mail client, web
portals, file sharing,
and others. Now comes the hard part, designing not just a
program, but a
movement that can get from point A to point Z.
It has always seemed to me that even the simplest of tasks
when given to a
committee, suddenly become complex issues. I suppose it is
human nature to
strive for perfection in different ways. Whatever the
reason, I am sure most
of you have witnessed such chaos many times before, and
understand the troubles
of group efforts.
One thing I have noticed about this list, is that anytime
anybody needs a hand,
they get it. Some of you remember our friend "princepawn."
He didn't seem to
know much rebol. Almost everyday for quite awhile, he would
tell us he needed
to do this or that, and a bunch of us would work out how to
do it, often
writing little functions and such, which he probably just
plugged into his
program he was working on. I recall some of us wondering if
he actually did
any of the work.
His system seemed to work quite well. As when he need help
with parsing, those
of us that were parsing experts would quickly come to his
aid, and when it was
objects he needed help with, the same thing.
My recommendation is that whatever we want to work on, we do
We plan our programs very well, identifying areas that could
Before writing the program, or maybe after writing the
shell, post to this list
some of the units (functions, forms, objects, dialects,
database, etc) you
might like other people to write. Odds are you will get
someone who has
written something similar to that before, and they will do
an excellent job in
In fact you should be able to carry out this system all the
conception, having a GUI guru write the interface, someone
the shell or flow chart, and so forth.
Rebol is one of the best languages in the world for doing
this. I bet by using
this method, Rebmail could have been written within a week.