Randall Lee Reetz
randall at randallreetz.com
Thu Jan 17 03:07:26 EST 2008
I agree. And this wiki-revdocs would realy add value to the product, but what i was really talking to was the guts, the latin, of the interprter, how and why and when the great Oz pulls his levers. Reading the great books on hypercard and you began to undeestand the mind of god. maybe this said more about the profound elegance of the hypercard kernal, but knowing the interpretor meant knowing how to write scripts and build stacks.
From: "Peter Alcibiades" <palcibiades-first at yahoo.co.uk>
To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: 1/16/2008 10:56 PM
"supercard docs leave the user reverse enginering for dollars"
Yes. Yes, so true.
The problem is not with the existing docs, which are just fine for what they
do. The problem, for people learning it, is that they are like a cookbook
all about ingredients but with no recipes for dishes. Its like trying to
find how to make apple pie from a book which has very fine informative
entries for apple, pastry, sugar - but no entry for pie.
What you need when you are learning however is a cookbook that starts from
tasks. The great Carla Schroder's Linux Cookbook is a fine example.
By the time I have learned Rev properly, if I am spared that long, I'll have
personally written one in the form of notes on topics encountered as problems
to solve, and so will many of us. It would be a great collaborative project
were something like this to be done right. It would probably make a
significant contribution to Rev's success and adoption if there were one
If everyone on the group just contributed one a month, it would be a fantastic
resource, and would grow to a respectable size very fast. I'd be happy to
help. Not with writing recipes (which might be a bit of a disaster) but
with editing and so on.
"Revolution Recipes". It has a nice ring to it?
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