[REBOL] Re: RFC: Forms generator / RAD dialect
From: greggirwin::mindspring::com at: 20-Aug-2002 17:37
I've thought about things like that, but haven't pursued them at any length.
I always seem to come up with more features it should support and putting it
off as it grows. Given an object itself, you should be able to create a
basic edit screen dynamically for it, though it would be fairly limited. The
next step, for me, was to create an object/constraint definition that
includes information like whether an item is from a list of choices, what
value range is valid, display vs. stored values, contextual relations with
other fields, etc. From there, you could have a generator run through some
permutations (e.g. choice vs option vs list) and generate layouts
dynamically for you to choose from, perhaps given size constraints. See what
I mean about creeping-featuritis? :)
I think a dialect is definitely the way to go. Kind of busy at the moment,
but keep me posted about what you get going.