[REBOL] Re: (No subject)Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 17:20:09 -0500
From: jasonic:panix at: 20-Nov-2001 14:18
> Flash dialect / parsing expressions
> ... I actually started to make dialect for creating Flash files as
That's very cool. I agree with about the great potential for Flash + REBOL.
But that must be Flash 5.x
The Good news is Macromedia recently released the Flash 5 SWF spec to
accelerate deevlopment of 3rd party devices and software.
How well do you understand the SWF format?
Have you looked into MING ?
Ming is a c library for generating SWF ("Flash") format movies, plus a set
of wrappers for using the library from c++ and popular scripting languages
like PHP, Python, and Ruby. There is not yet a REBOL interface.
A direct REBOL-SWF dialect is a wonderful way to go :-)
But maybe can learn from Ming, even if bypassing it.
There are many interesting uses for Flash -> as an installation or
distribution medium for REBOL on any platfroms which support Flash. When
running a standalone executable, [and with 3rd Party extensions], you have a
very rich interface which is easy to design adn use. Shockwave can do even
more [Flash + 3D + video + ??]. This could include the installation of
REBOL/Core and REBOl/View, REBOL scripts like the FLASH dialect as you
propose, or simply scripts using it and more.
=> *Yes Please keep me posted of any work you do creating REBOL-SWF dialect.