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Rebol3 Plugins and Datatypes

 [1/1] from: gchillemi::aliceposta::it at: 17-Dec-2007 13:50

As I have written I am an old school programmer which is passing to Rebol. I have understood that Rebol is all about coomunicating. It really helps developers in this task. Now Rebol 3 is under development and I have read nothing about the new plugins system and datatype system. I imagine things like: - having arrays of PDF and Word Files opened; - doing things like mydocument/newpage or mydocument/deletepage; - interrogating data type with PDF? or MSWORD? funtions. Other things I imagine are - passing this data trought the net; - retrieving a complex object from a database; - retrieving all the methods defined for a plugin; - accessing object data through the classic path mechanism mydocument/author: "My Name" or set mydocument 'author: "My Name" Things I don't see is methods inheritance, overriding, modification of the plugins functions from inside the script. Questions regards the plugins framework too: - How it should a plugin or datatype be written to integrate with Rebol 3; - will native (r3) plugins be possible; - will be possible to have datatype which loads in memory a portion of data by request and have an array of them ? There are even exoteric stuffs in my mind like having "metaplugins" written in a common interpeted language to be portable accross platforms ... I just wanted to share the content of my mind with you and ask which of what I have written will be implemented in Rebol 3? Giuseppe Chillemi