[REBOL] Re: Help any documentation recommended?
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 10-Nov-2002 11:55
CM> I have been learning REBOL/Core on and off for the past year, using the PDF Core
CM> but I cannot find a similar manual for View, except for paper-books, which currently
are out my price range!
CM> Any suggestions to learn the View Dialect?
Also, check out the Cybarite reb site from the View desktop. There are
a couple VID and View usage scripts there.
CM> Is a script the program and the Dialect a variation on Rebol/* allowing it to perform
a more specific task, i.e
CM> database control, GUI system, external library etc? If so is there any documentation
on creating Dialects as
CM> the core manual doesn't mention these specifically. Mine is dated Sept 2000 Ver 2.3.
A dialect is a specialized language which may, or may not, be a
variation of REBOL. VID is a dialect which is very much *like* REBOL in
many ways, but it is not exactly REBOL or a subset thereof. the PARSE
function uses a dialect itself (a dialect that you use to build
dialects :). Dialects are like domain specific languages - a term you
may have heard elsewhere. There are some examples on the REBOL Forces
site, and CodeConscious has some parse related stuff as well.