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[REBOL] Re: annotated shared system object?

From: brett:codeconscious at: 5-Sep-2002 0:02

Hi Romano and Jason, I'd thought (dreamt) similarly Jason. Could be really useful for View too. I sort of envisaged a compressed local resource available and updatable from the command line for Core or for View via a popup. Update deltas sent via email or by posting to a CGI. For bonus marks an ability to merge multiple site "knowledge bases" into the active console help. Might be as simple as: system/options/home {The home directory.} system/view/screen-face {The face object that represents the window of the current REBOL instance.} Or something a little more complex which could provide "equivalent to" and see also . Such a informationbase could then be browsed in something like anamonitor so that the current value and the comments/annotations are shown at the same time. Actually I feel something like this could be useful for script documentation as well, by providing a glossary of terms. For blue sky idea imagine a script editor that has a description of a word when you move your cursor over it: repeat person employees [ <-- Employees: "Array of employee records." .... Romano thanks. I'm slowly converting 90% of the content for the site into a new dialect so that I can add meta information and generate the whole thing with some useable navigation. At the same time, I'm editing quite a bit of the content to be a little more polished. I haven't fully settled on a content dialect(s) yet. Formatted Document vs Structured Information issue. I also plan to redesign the site because the navigation rollovers (cute but ultimately purposeless idea of mine) bloat my site log. Regards, Brett.