[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?
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
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