Re: Circle 4.x wish list

From: Daniel A. Koepke (
Date: 11/20/02

On Tue, 19 Nov 2002, Ronald Fenner wrote:

> Wow thought i'd not see that in this lifetime ;)

Never fear!  Assuming that you're currently in your 20s and we keep up our
blistering pace, you'll easily see 5 or 6 more stable releases in your

> 2. A scripting system to help facilitate #1 above. (possibly modify
> DG_Scripts to handle this)

I'd prefer to just embed Lua, Python, Perl, and/or GNU Smalltalk.

> 3. Versioning on data files so they don't have to be updated each time
> you add something new like a new description, affect etc. they would be
> updated only when needed.

There are more elegant solutions than versioning.  Some sort of tagged
format provides for inter-version compatability.  Better than that, many
structured solutions, like XML and RDBMSs (e.g., MySQL), are available
that are more robust, better supported, and more featureful than any
subsystem we could be (reasonably) expected to produce.


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