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[REBOL] Re: RFC: Forms generator / RAD dialect

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 22-Aug-2002 9:40

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]] > On Behalf Of Gregg Irwin > Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 1:37 AM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: RFC: Forms generator / RAD dialect > I've thought about things like that, but haven't pursued them > at any length. I always seem to come up with more features it > should support and putting it off as it grows.
Hi, I know this problem but I can control myself quite OK to keep realistic in the first try and evolve the stuff over time. Further I try to find someone to use the stuff I do for getting real-life feedback. I'm not a friend of the concept: Hey, I have a solution does anybody has the problem it solves?
> Given an > object itself, you should be able to create a basic edit > screen dynamically for it, though it would be fairly limited.
IMO it depends on. My idea is to use templates of forms that support different edit concepts. Than you just specify: edit-concept form, list, tree etc. These templates can be quite complex and the templates just containd an area where the dynamically created fields etc. will be placed. Just a rough idea yet.
> From there, you could have a generator run through some > permutations (e.g. choice vs option vs list) and generate > layouts dynamically for you to choose from, perhaps given > size constraints. See what I mean about creeping-featuritis? :)
;-)) How about adding a useability simulation model and have the generator select the best layout itself ;-)) We talke in a couple of years about such a feature... Robert