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From: whip:cs:unm at: 23-Nov-2000 6:35

Hello, folks: 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 standard. :) 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 evaluated: 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 lexicon. Also, mezzanines have to meet a sort of loose rule of thumb: would everyone need this enough of the time to warrant being built-in? This rule winds up being pretty stringent. Cheers-- -jeff