[REBOL] Re: R: Re: REBOL 3.0 mentioned on the blog!
From: greggirwin::mindspring::com at: 12-Mar-2006 10:23
JM> I agree. REBOL, interestingly enough, is the first language I use where I
JM> don't feel a compelling need for syntax highlighting or some uber-IDE to
JM> program in. The desktop and console work just fine.
I came to REBOL from VB, and many MS BASICs before that, all of which
are IDE based. I think the IDE thing has been part of why other
languages haven't grabbed me, but with REBOL, I'm OK. That said, I
think some higher level "environments" will be very nice for building
larger projects, and domain-specific tools will be even better.
JM> I think multi-threading would be nice, but it doesn't need to be
JM> over-the-top. Just a way to execute a block in another thread, and
JM> return a thread handle. Something as simple as:
What about something like tasks in Erlang, or Vats in E? I don't know
what Carl has in mind, but I think there are some workable models out
JM> The one thing I can say I miss from the VID is the ability to right
JM> justify controls, but there's probably a way to do it already that
JM> I'm missing.
There are some resizing and other layout toolkits that can help with
this (assuming you're talking about setting buttons and such against
the right edge of a layout). If you're just talking about right
justifying text, simply use the RIGHT facet for the face.