From: whip:cs:unm at: 23-Nov-2000 6:35
If I may, I'd like to mention a thing or two about the contrib system:
o As the contrib web page says, all submittal code goes to
[contrib--rebol--com] and all the paperwork HAS to be sent along as well
for the code to be considered. It's just a business reality.
o We can't promise anything, to anybody. We're likely to turn
down much, and that's because REBOL has a ridiculously high
o We also can't promise to be fast. But if you do send in code to
contrib we do promise to give it our attention.
o Volume of submissions has been low. Why??
o Here are some general guidelines about how contributed code is
Bug fixes and small patches to existing REBOL mezzanine functions will
be accepted in all probability.
Sensible enhancements to existing mezzanine functions will be likely
accepted. This definitely includes existing protocols.
New protocols would be much valued.
Things less likely to be included: New mezzanine functions. The
reason is that part of the REBOL philosophy is maintaining a small
Also, mezzanines have to meet a sort of loose rule of thumb:
would everyone need this enough of the time to warrant being
This rule winds up being pretty stringent.