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[REBOL] Re: R: Re: REBOL 3.0 mentioned on the blog!

From: greggirwin::mindspring::com at: 12-Mar-2006 10:23

Hi Jeff, 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 there. 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. -- Gregg