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[REBOL] Re: Dialect: graphics for Charts, Diagrams, Graphing ?

From: carl:cybercraft at: 17-Nov-2001 12:49

On 17-Nov-01, Donald Dalley wrote:
> Hi, MAx: > On 16-Nov-01, Media wrote: >> Glass is a complete gui system... >> its main attraction is its dynamicity... > I thought that was what View was supposed to be.
It is, or View + VID is anyway, (if not "complete"), but it doesn't mean VID's the last word in a GUI for View. So, using View, (decent docs pending:), you can create your own GUI dialect.
> What don't we know?
I hope you're being rhetorical there. (:
>> For doing bar charts, it would really be simple to do in glass... >> but VID is also quite easy for such a task... is there a reason >> you're not using it (VID)? > I am *trying*, but, because there are only about 3 VID examples in > the library that are even remotely related to what I want to do, > when my tests don't work, it's difficult to figure out why, with no > documentation in the examples. This way, even the simple stuff is > frustrating. And, since I would be blazing a new path,...
Yeah, because View's docs are spread out all over the place - some on RT's website, some on their Rebsite, some on RebolForces and so on, View's hard to begin with once you try to go beyond the simple layout stuff. So, it's slow, but is worth the effort.
> I have been using REBOL/Core for years, but we all know that it can > be pretty difficult to interpret other's REBOL code. (I would have > used View much earlier, but I can't get it to run on my Amiga. Now I > am attempting to learn it on a PC, so I tread slowly.) > I'll have to try again, maybe over the weekend. > I do have more View questions for the list, too.
Hopefully my little bar-chart example will help with your original question, but keep the questions coming either way. It's what the list is for. -- Carl Read