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[REBOL] Re: Core 2.6 - Last minute requests - take your chance!

From: brian:hawley at: 12-Apr-2002 9:26

Well I have a few... (All platforms) - Add the to-rebol-file native that is in /View to /Core, and to-local-file to do the reverse. Make them support relative paths. Add function documentation for them. - Integer division native!, action! or op!, to be more efficient than to-integer (x / y). Is there one now? Would it actually be more efficient? - Actually release /Core/Pro on platforms where /View is absent (like WinCE) or awkward (like Unix w/o X11). I'd buy the WinCE one at least. (Windows) - Make certain the call native (when implemented) never opens a visible console window unless necessary. In particular, call/console should never do so. Neither should a call to a non-console app, nor should it when all forms of I/O are redirected explicitly, like call/input/output/error. The current behavior makes background or scripted use of call awkward. If you really need to open a console, why not a hidden one? (WinCE - Serious suggestions) - Clipboard support in the interface, just like Windows. - Command line support, just like Windows (used by the command shell and file associations in the registry - yes, WinCE has and uses those). - An icon for the REBOL executable, just like Windows. - Make now/precise not ignore the /precise refinement. - Mention in the setup documentation that %user.r needs to go in the root directory on WinCE. Better yet, why not a REBOL_HOME setting in the registry like /View on Windows. WinCE has no env vars or current dir. - Add clipboard:// ports for /Core. WinCE doesn't have /View, but always has a clipboard. (WinCE - Dreams) - /Core/Pro for WinCE (I don't want to learn Perl). - /View for Pocket PC. - Optimize the native code for either speed or size, rather than for neither. Keep in mind that ARM emulates floating point code, so use integers. REBOL on my Jornada 820 is 10 times slower than on my p133 laptop, when almost everything else is comparable. I'm sure that there is more that I could come up with, but that must wait until later. Must sleep :( Brian Hawley (Been busy...)