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[REBOL] Re: adding line hints when building blocks

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 24-May-2002 16:58

hi Ammon, << Just a shot in the dark (I am still not sure what you are attempting, an example maybe?) Have you tried placing the word 'newline in where you wanted a new line? and I think that there is a similar one for tab IIRC. >> Yup. Tried various combinations of things, reducing, composing, etc. but no luck so far. The goal is to write out, to a file, something like this: item-1-id [ value 0 mail [foo--bar--com] ] item-2-id [ value 1 mail [foo--baz--com] ] which is an easy format to create and edit manually, and also very easy to just LOAD for use in scripts. The format you get without line hints is much harder to work with manually. E.g. item-1-id [value 0 mail [foo--bar--com]] item-2-id [value 1 mail [foo--baz--com]] item-3-id [value 1 mail [foo--baz--com]] item-4-id [value 1 mail [foo--baz--com]] item-5-id [value 1 mail [foo--baz--com]] The new serialized format will be fine for apps you don't want to edit manually, and for REBOL developers, but for the average joe (script-tinkerer, help-desk personnel), I think the native block format might be much better. --Gregg