[REBOL] Looking over the horizon - Rebol 3
From: andrew:martin:colenso:school at: 24-Dec-2003 22:45
What would Rebol, version 3 look like?
Here's some of my thoughts:
* Lots more datatypes! For example, a Telephone! data type, temperature,
audio/sound data-type, metric and imperial units like 123.5Km, 50MpH,
and so on. I'd like a Rebol script that can ring a cell phone and
deliver a spoken message to me. Like:
if Temperature < 1.0°C [
telephone +25-123-4567 rejoin [
%FrostWarning.wav %At.wav %Location.wav
* Runs on .Net so one can get a native Windows user interface, and it
can run under Linux (using Rotor and other open source .NET
initiatives), and capable of working with other languages under the .NET
CLR. (This could be done with current version of Rebol if compiled using
.NET's free C++ compiler!)
* Prefix, infix and postfix evaluation of functions referred to by
* Rebol can define new infix and postfix operators/functions as well as
the standard Prefix functions. Here's a simplistic example:
* A way to access words outside of the current context. Perhaps
extending the refinement! data-type, like:
/Foo: 123 ; set the value of 'Foo outside this
context to 123.
* Regular Expressions as well as parse, which acts much like Perl's
* Printing. :)
* Native XML! data-type.
Anything else you'd want on your wish list for Rebol 3?
Andrew J Martin
Speaking in tongues and performing miracles.
Colenso High School
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