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[REBOL] Re: Table Dialect

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 3-Apr-2003 13:00

Hi Andrew, AM> In my opinion, a table should have a header record as a block! value AM> something like Rebol's function specifier dialect. For example: AM> [First_Name [string!] "First Name" Last_Name [string!] "Last Name" AM> Telephone [issue!]] AM> That way, the table's rows more easily scanned with a function having a AM> function input specifier that is the table header block! value. (Which AM> reminds me that I must get this ready to publish as well). Good example. Another thing that's great about dialects, and how REBOL works is that we can build lots of them that work at different levels of abstraction. I.e. dialects for REBOL developers may be different than those for end users. We can choose to trade off, or build on incrementally, the effort put into the dialect. -- Gregg