Revolution StandardLib 1.0b1 Posted
- Hello everyone! This message is to announce that I have posted a copy of
a first pass at a "Standard Library" for Revolution to the Files area.
This library, called "stdLib.rev" contains a variety of useful functions
and commands that a small handful of us (the initial working group) felt
were very useful for anyone programming in Revolution.
The full list of functions/commands, along with a place for providing
your feedback is at the following Wiki page on the Sons of Thunder web
For those of you interested, please download the stdLib stack, check out
the handlers, and then respond to the Wiki or to the RevInterop group
with your comments (preferably the Wiki).
After you review this library, I'm sure many of you see what you might
consider "glaring omissions" or are wondering just why certain handlers
were included. Please keep in mind that (a) this is a first public pass
at the library, and (b) we don't want to load the library up with a lot
of useful, although esoteric, handlers. Of course, that is up to this
group to work through, so please provide whatever feedback you feel is
The end result of this is (hopefully) a common library of handlers that
both experienced developers and newcomers can start to use in their
development efforts; it may also help RunRev answer the question about
why there isn't a standard library for Revolution like there is in other
In any event, enjoy this first effort, and I'm looking forward to your
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Thursday, April 26, 2007, 11:00:54 PM, you wrote:
> Hello everyone! This message is to announce that I have posted a copy ofNote that BZ #1712 would provide the use of an #include mechanism, which
> a first pass at a "Standard Library" for Revolution to the Files area.
> This library, called "stdLib.rev" contains a variety of useful functions
> and commands that a small handful of us (the initial working group) felt
> were very useful for anyone programming in Revolution.
would make the maintenance of a standard library much easier, both in
terms of grouping like handlers and also in terms of being able to
delegate maintenance tasks so one person doesn't have to ride herd on
the whole thing. I could see the division of "the" standard library
into, for example, a file library, a math library, etc. We can't do
this at the moment because of 1) the 50-library stack limitation and
2) the inability to have substacks of substacks.