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[REBOL] Re: Help any documentation recommended?

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 10-Nov-2002 11:55

Hi Chris, CM> I have been learning REBOL/Core on and off for the past year, using the PDF Core Manual, 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. -- Gregg