[REBOL] Re: Understanding REBOL...
From: greg::schofield::iinet::net::au at: 10-Aug-2008 21:11
Carl I am very far removed from this blogger in terms of knowledge, but the documentation
problem is a very real one and I like your response.
He is right about the introductory manuals. I am not up to this guy's level, but somewhere
between that and complete novice, but the bit by bit "learn the language" style can prove
very frustrating. There is some conceptual gaps that need filling especially with R3
not far off.
Rebol works, but how it works is something of a mystery and because of this anticipating
what should or should not work becomes very confusing. In fact, I am leaving aside doing
anything with the language until R3 emerges, my small forays have proved to me that REBOL
is very very powerful and in a way that is completely new to me, but that what little
hold I have on the language is easily disrupted.
I am hoping the new vid system will help, as being able to produce GUI responsive scripts
easily is actually the best way to learn this language (ie the ability to see what happens
when a script is activated - it's a learn as you go approach the trick is you must see
what happens trying to make non-trivial tools).
However, REBOL needs not just more documentation but a wide divergence of material.
Greg Schofield, Perth Australia
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From: Carl Read <carl-cybercraft.co.nz>
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 21:43:04 +1200
Subject: [REBOL] Understanding REBOL...
Anyone with a deep knowledge of REBOL's inner-workings want to help this guy understand
-- Carl Read.