[REBOL] Re: Development rebol scripts on Linux
From: tim-johnsons:web at: 16-Nov-2007 7:50
> 2007/11/15, Alan <fergus4-bellatlantic.net>:
>> . 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.
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.
Gotta love the code....
Anyway, I hope we are being of some help to you Fergus.