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Probing into the great beyond

 [1/14] from: learned::talentsinc::net at: 27-Sep-2001 10:59


I was sitting here trying to learn all the system variable options that exist, and found out that just issuing a 'probe system' is a bad thing and hangs the system. Is this expected behavior? I tend to worry when I can lock things up that easily. --- G. Edw. Learned - [learned--talentsinc--net] (Never apply a Star Trek Solution to a Babylon Five Problem)

 [2/14] from: al:bri:xtra at: 28-Sep-2001 4:14


G. Edw. Learned wrote:
> I was sitting here trying to learn all the system variable options that
exist, and found out that just issuing a 'probe system' is a bad thing and hangs the system. Is this expected behavior? I tend to worry when I can lock things up that easily. The latest versions of Rebol/View and Rebol/Core correctly handle this. Perhaps you should download them again? Andrew Martin ICQ: 26227169 http://zen.scripterz.org

 [3/14] from: cyphre:volny:cz at: 27-Sep-2001 18:15


Hi, I think this is a bug of 'mold command in Rebol/View. In Rebol/Core 2.5 probe system works without problems... Cyphre

 [4/14] from: learned:talentsinc at: 27-Sep-2001 11:34


I'm running 1.2.1.3.1 of view, which I downloaded just a couple of days ago. I do have the problem there. On core I'm on 2.5.0.3.1 and you are correct, it is handled correctly there. --On Friday, September 28, 2001 4:14 AM +1200 Andrew Martin <[Al--Bri--xtra--co--nz]> wrote:
> G. Edw. Learned wrote: >> I was sitting here trying to learn all the system variable options that
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> [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes.
--- G. Edw. Learned - [learned--talentsinc--net] (Never apply a Star Trek Solution to a Babylon Five Problem)

 [5/14] from: ammoncooke:ya:hoo at: 27-Sep-2001 11:37


it does not 'hang' the system. It just takes a minute to process the command. How long it takes will depend on your Processor speed, my PIII 600 with 256MB RAM takes between 15-30 seconds. I haven't timed it, that is just a guess. Enjoy!! Ammon

 [6/14] from: jasonic:panix at: 27-Sep-2001 12:44


> G. Edw. Learned wrote: > > I was sitting here trying to learn all the system variable options that > exist, and found out that just issuing a 'probe system' is a bad thing and > hangs the system. Is this expected behavior? I tend to worry when I can
lock
> things up that easily. > > The latest versions of Rebol/View and Rebol/Core correctly handle this. > Perhaps you should download them again?
hmmm... PIII Win98se 500Mhz 256Mb Rebol/Command/View [latest I think]
>> system/version
== 2.0.0.3.1
>> probe system
{hangsd for about 60 secs} ** Script Error: Not enough memory ** Where: probe ** Near: print mold :value :value

 [7/14] from: ammoncooke::yahoo at: 27-Sep-2001 11:58


try:
>> print mold system
Enjoy!! Ammon

 [8/14] from: al:bri:xtra at: 28-Sep-2001 4:59


Rebol/View latest version:
>> rebol/version
== 1.2.1.3.1
>> probe system
** Script Error: Not enough memory ** Where: probe ** Near: print mold :value :value Sorry, I was mistaken about Rebol/View having solved this problem with 'mold of the system object!. Andrew Martin One step back... ICQ: 26227169 http://zen.scripterz.org

 [9/14] from: greggirwin:starband at: 27-Sep-2001 11:06


<< I was sitting here trying to learn all the system variable options that exist, and found out that just issuing a 'probe system' is a bad thing and hangs the system. Is this expected behavior? I tend to worry when I can lock things up that easily. >> If you do 'probe first system', you'll be OK. I think it's a problem with self references inside system and how probe works, or worked, as it apparently is fixed now. --Gregg

 [10/14] from: jasonic:panix at: 27-Sep-2001 13:19


> try: > > >> print mold system
No: that one really does hang my system [Rebol System not the OS] :-( - Jason

 [11/14] from: jasonic:panix at: 27-Sep-2001 13:23


> If you do 'probe first system', you'll be OK. I think it's a problem with > self references inside system and how probe works, or worked, as it > apparently is fixed now.
Yes! Thank you :-) words: probe first system foreach word words [print word] :Jason

 [12/14] from: allenk:powerup:au at: 28-Sep-2001 9:58


----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Martin" <[Al--Bri--xtra--co--nz]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 2:59 AM Subject: [REBOL] Re: Probing into the great beyond
> Rebol/View latest version: > >> rebol/version
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> ** Near: print mold :value :value > Sorry, I was mistaken about Rebol/View having solved this problem with
'mold
> of the system object!.
The problem exists only if you have View show the desktop first. If you don't then it works fine. Instead of using a combination of probe and echo to save it. You can also use just go .. save %system.txt system I think /Core veterans may agree with me here? IMHO If you develop in REBOL/View you will find things a lot easier (for iteractive testing, word lookups, help, quick calculations), if you don't have the desktop load on startup. For End Users yes, but developers no. Cheers, Allen K

 [13/14] from: al:bri:xtra at: 28-Sep-2001 12:18


> > Sorry, I was mistaken about Rebol/View having solved this problem with
'mold of the system object!.
> The problem exists only if you have View show the desktop first. If you
don't then it works fine. Ahhhh! So that's why I thought it was fixed! (Until I tried showing the desktop first then typed in probe system in the console). Thanks for letting us know, Allen. Andrew Martin ICQ: 26227169 http://zen.scripterz.org

 [14/14] from: ammoncooke:yaho:o at: 27-Sep-2001 23:08


Agreed here, I have multiple REBOL setups, Core, View with desktop, View without. I must admit that I use the view without desktop the most. HTH! ;) Ammon

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