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Who am I? Why am I here?

This is a short explanation of why this page takes up valuable space on the internet.

REBOL for COBOL programmers (RFCP)

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.

The longevity of this site, mirror site, your own copy

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.

Keeping on top of updates

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.

Back to personal computing

This is an old, but important, note from Carl Sassenrath about sofware complexity. Reprinted with permission.

Free Stuff

This is a list of things (code modules, documents) from around the site, that anyone may have for free if anyone finds them useful.

Video Interface Dialect reference

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.

Code snippet reference

This is a document similar to the REBOL cookbook on the REBOL web site, with some different examples, some different organization, and a small code snippet manager.

Working with delimited and fixed-format files

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.

A personal revelation

This is a short personal note about a sudden increase in my own understanding of REBOL that came to me after a vacation in a place that, in my opinion, has some features in common with REBOL.

Making lookup tables with REBOL

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.

Installation notes for various platforms

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.

Helpful web sites for beginners

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.

REBOL-dot-org script library

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.

De-factoring dense code

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.

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