A summary of what's happening in the REBOL community.

The week ending 20th May 2007


Carl Sassenrath posted his Devcon 2007 presentation slides



Ashley: "Build#94 uploaded to SVN. Contains minor tooltip, drop-list, request-menu, on-click and on-alt-click fixes."


Terry announced Rash1.1 Rebol/Flash hybrid Personal Agent.


Oldes' HTTP patch, adding 303 response

Oldes "just found, that youtube do not respect HTTP1.0 protocol => sends HTTP1.1 303
response even if client require HTTP1.0 (which is Rebol case). As there is no response
specified for 303 in Rebol's http handler, it can be fixed using:"

use [tmp][
tmp: select second get in system/schemes/http/handler 'open to-set-word 'response-actions
if none? find tmp 303 [ insert tmp reduce [303 select tmp 302] ]

; example test
trace/net on
p: open/direct http://www.youtube.com/get_video?video_id=FVbf9tOGwno&t=OEgsToPDskKR0Ng6kANs3Z4VNG81T2tZ
error? try [close p]

(Note, I think YouTube urls, as above, expire quickly, so you would have to get a more current one.)
(And I think this patch should be classified as a "temporary workaround patch".)


  • Some other concise languages, Mathematica and ContextFreeArt, were brought up.
  • Ladislav was asking what the best way to handle recursive includes should be in his include system.
  • rebol vs scheme, associative model of data..)

Mail list:

  • Dissatisfaction with NEW-LINE argument order and proposed NEW-LINES function with a mini dialect.
  • Discussion of Rebol equivalents AWK and GREP, ended up with some disagreement over preferred arg order.

Posted by Graham on Anton's behalf


At 11:31 AM, Blogger Brian said...

I finally went through the Carl's slides. RT has done a fine job of maintaining my interest in REBOL over the years, and if they can keep the calendar schedule he presented then I will be very excited. R3 is obviously taking a lot of work, and it's just as obvious that Carl suffers from some form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder which prevents him from releasing a half-baked language.

Keeping my fingers crossed for 15 July ...


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