[REBOL] Re: Looking over the horizon - Rebol 3
From: bry:itnisk at: 10-Nov-2003 15:42
>> * Regular Expressions as well as parse, which acts much like Perl's
>At the risk of sounding inconsistent, I believe that this one added
>feature would do more to broaden REBOL's appeal than anything I've
>seen on the list in a long time.
> * Native XML! data-type.
>My top XML wish is simply a beefed-up XML parser which does validation
>(natively coded if necessary for performance).
If you mean dtd-based validation, yes. The xml parser needs to support
namespaces. Xpath support is needed. If not xpath support, then the
parser is going to have to return the following info:
In such a way that finding out that attribute b is an attribute of
element A, and that they are both in the same namespace is at least as
easy as looking up files and their properties in a directory.
> Anything else you'd want on your wish list for Rebol 3?
>1) complete documentation
>2) open bug tracking, feedback, and resolution process
complete documentation maybe, but am not sure if this is something that
brings people into a language, unless the language documentation is so
incomplete as to be visible from a quick browse of the website.
>3) View on OS/X
yeah, It is the new geek computer of choice isn't it.
> What could be done in/with the next release of REBOL to
> maximize its appeal to the larger programming community
> and its long-term viability?
I think the xml needs are paramount, so many languages/technologies
nowadays rely on xml based dialects of one sort or another. People would
probably like to implement support for various xml based languages, but
find it rather rough going.