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[REBOL] official guide dbms

From: ryan:christiansen:intellisol at: 16-Mar-2001 16:59

Finally. I don't know why it took me so long, but I finally began reading the database management system functions listed in The Official Guide. It seems I have been reinventing the wheel and the book's database management system will help me out. Why did it take me so long? Unfortunately, the REBOL dbms dialect is rather hidden in the pages of the book. Instead of "load this file and use these words" as functions to get something accomplished, the book explains each and every dialect function in detail. As a reader it would have been easier, in my opinion, to have the dialect word usage explained first, with the explanations for the dialect functions appearing in an appendix. This would make The Official Guide more accessible to REBOL newbies, I feel. Perhaps Elan could publish such a dialect word usage summary in a downloadable .pdf for book purchasers? Or even better, make the dialect word usage summary available as an Internet tutorial for using the dbms, including a link to where you can purchase The Official Guide. Whet the public's appetite with a summary of the dialect and they may say, Wow! This is really simple! What is the REBOL language again? and then buy the book. In the summary, there's no reason to include the actual source code to the functions which make up the foundation of the dialect; that is what the book is for. Ryan C. Christiansen Web Developer Intellisol International 4733 Amber Valley Parkway Fargo, ND 58104 701-235-3390 ext. 6671 FAX: 701-235-9940 Global Leader in People Performance Software _____________________________________ Confidentiality Notice This message may contain privileged and confidential information. If you think, for any reason, that this message may have been addressed to you in error, you must not disseminate, copy or take any action in reliance on it, and we would ask you to notify us immediately by return email to [ryan--christiansen--intellisol--com]