...and what is that viewpoint? From the perspective of
A person with enough of the right kind of "smarts" to understand
programming, but not enough to do it well.
A person who can't use something if he can't understand it, and can't
understand it unless he can lay it out for himself in great detail.
The honor roll of visiting nations and states has been moved to the end
with the arrival of the distinguished visitor from Brazil. There are
too many flags to fit at the top of the page.
Alerts: 20-FEB-2018; Welcome to the Distinguished Visitors from the
Great Republic of Mauritius and the Great Nation of Egypt.
11-Apr-2018 FilesOfType in free stuff
2-Apr-2018 make-web-page in recipes
2-Apr-2018 nine new recipes
2-Mar-2018 receiptobj in free stuff
1-Mar-2018 MARIA in free stuff
1-Mar-2018 ingredient-index in recipes
1-Mar-2018 Three new recipes
16-Feb-2018 LookupList in free stuff
9-Feb-2018 clipsave.ps1 in free stuff
9-Feb-2018 New section of recipes
2-Feb-2018 RemoveDuplicateLines in free stuff
4-Jan-2018 prthtm in free stuff
1-Dec-2017 MassReplacer in free stuff
1-Dec-2017 Uncomment in free stuff
1-Dec-2017 ExcelColumnComments in free stuff
This page is a sub-site that tries to be a training manual
in the REBOL language for someone with a background in
COBOL and all the mental constraints that might have come
into being because of that background.
For a variety of reasons, there is the
possibility that updates could end suddenly and
forever. This page explains
what you could do about it if you happen to like
the content and would like to preserve it.
This site will, from its inception in 2015, have irregular
updates that should increase in frequency as time passes.
This page explains how you could keep on top of updates,
automatically, without having to check here manually.
This is a re-working of the VID documentation into a format
that looks more like a reference manual. This exists for those
who prefer that format, and who find it easier to locate things
in a document of this format.
This is a document of tips for working with files that have
data in a fixed format, where data is defined by character positions
in a text file, or files that have data in a delimited format,
as one might get from saving as a CSV file the data from one of
the popular spreadsheet programs.
This is a document of tips for a common "data processing" operation
of makeing tables for looking up various things. For example, one
might have states and postal codes, employee names and telephone
extensions; things not big enough for an official database,
or things in an application that is so small that a big database
would be overkill.
This is a collection of short guides for installing on
various platforms. That basically means three, so there
is not a lot of new information here, but some of it could
be helpful to people using non-windows computers.
After some years of using REBOL, I find myself going back to only a
few web sites regularly for help. There are many other places,
and I go to those also, but these
are the ones I personally use most of the time, and so this list
might be helpful to others.
In the spring of 2017 the rebol.org web site went down.
The script library was recovered, and in a panic I grabbed a copy
and have put it here in case it is useful to anyone.
The rebol.org web site was restored, and so that is the place to
go to find the current script library. Here you have just a backup
copy as of April of 2017. This backup copy will not be maintained.
This is a short personal note that tries to capture a difficulty
I personally had when I first encountered REBOL, in case anyone else
shares my "handicap." It takes a short example of dense code and sort
of de-rebolizes it, which is a bad thing, but an instructive thing.
When desktop computers were first invented, a question that came
up a lot was what to do with them. It seemed like somebody always
suggested storing recipes. So to realize that long-held dream,
here are some recipes and some programs for working with them.