[Muby-talk] Muby

Martin Kihlgren zond at troja.ath.cx
Fri Oct 19 18:34:38 EDT 2007


Uhm, I may be drunk still from the huge drinks I had tonight... but I
thought I had already emailed about this... now I cant find the mail,
so Ill send it again just in case.

Anyway. Now I have commited a new minor version of muby (0.7.1 even)
which gives the user the option to define the geometry of the input
and output windows.

This allows the user to define extra windows, that user scripts can
write to, or clear, whichever way the user in question wants. 

I know you wanted this feature Sy, now you have it :)

regards,
//Martin

On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 09:44:21PM +0200, Martin Kihlgren wrote:
> 
> Sounds great!
> 
> Just take care and double check those TODOs, cause last time I looked
> some of them were of dubious updatedness :)
> 
> When it comes to the muby core, what I mostly would like to see is
> some kind of cleanup to make it easier for the scripter to set up any
> number of ncurses windows he/she wants to. Right now it is quite
> complicated to change from the regular 2 (one input and one output
> window).
> 
> And regarding more middle level scripting, I think any kind of utility
> toolset would be of great interest - an automapper tool or whatever
> strikes your fancy.
> 
> And on the top level, I think Sy is doing a great job creating example
> scripts and good functionality, but I suppose new ideas are allways
> welcome :)
> 
> Also, now when I started talking about this, I got excited and made a
> few commits to make muby a gem. Now you can do gem install muby if you
> want, and (hopefully) get a working copy in your gem installation!
> 
> regards,
> //Martin Kihlgren
> 
> On Thu, Oct 18, 2007 at 11:03:09AM -0700, Bill Garrett wrote:
> > I haven't been as active as I'd like to be in the last couple of weeks, but
> > all the stuff mentioned here is what made muby look like an attractive
> > project :)
> > 
> > I'll try to sit down and work on some of the existing TODOs that aren't
> > spoken for as of this weekend.
> > 
> > On 10/18/07, Sy Ali <sy1234 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > I want to follow up on this topic.
> > >
> > > Regarding functionality, muby does not shield the user from the
> > > scripting language.  The user is even free to change the way muby
> > > thinks and works from within their scripting without needing to
> > > directly modify the muby source code (which is also easy).
> > >
> > > So muby is more or less developed as a programmer's client.
> > >
> > > The downside is that a lot of helpful re-usable scripting isn't
> > > created so a non-programmer couldn't just pick it up and do something
> > > like, say, use an auto-mapper.
> > >
> > > But such things are programmable.
> > >
> > > muby is also made as an ncurses-based program.  Summoning up popup
> > > windows with additional widgets and such is possible though, and I
> > > already explored a bit of Tk with Ruby.
> > >
> > > It's also possible to extend the scripting with other languages, but I
> > > myself haven't learned a lot of that.
> > >
> > >
> > > I think my next actionable item is to clean up my user scripting to
> > > give a good pile of example code so that everyday scripters - as
> > > opposed to serious programmers - could hack through it and do their
> > > own thing.
> > >
> > > I've achieved some _really_ cool and complex stuff already.  =)
> > >
> 
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