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[REBOL] Re: Development rebol scripts on Linux

From: tim-johnsons:web at: 16-Nov-2007 7:50

> 2007/11/15, Alan <>: >> . I'm not a big console guy so I tend not to > > start programs from the linux command line.
Another way might be to do your testing from a script, set up your file associations so that the script is run on a mouse click. Example: you have a file with code inside of functions. You execute the code that you want to test from a function - let's call it 'test. You put "test" as the last line in the file. Then you run it from a file manager - OR you could also run it as a CGI script. I do that a lot when I want to capture a lot of output. You can then test your code from whatever editor you feel most compatible with. Emacs is a bear to learn. Nothing beats the interactivity of a console tho'. I am (I think) the first person to develop an interactive class on programmer using rebol. My great frustration was that the students students wanted the "bells and whistles" - i.e. drag-and-drop, all kinds of windows popping up and plenty of other stimulus and were not able to concentrate on small discreet portions of code. <rant>IMHO this is one of the reasons that my county (USA) is losing programming jobs - to much desire for stimulus on the part of younger generations. </rant> Gotta love the code.... Anyway, I hope we are being of some help to you Fergus. regards Tim