Red Language Notebook
Learning to program in Red
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Last update - nov. 2017
A collection of topics that may interest those who know the basics of programming and want to have a head start on the Red programming language.
Notes on this notebook:
- I use Windows, so all my notes are based on this Operating System.
- I'm not an experienced programmer and English is not my native language.
- It is not a complete reference for the Red language (yet?). So far, I've skipped some features that I think would not be immediately useful to a beginner.
- If you find mistakes or have suggestions, please, create a discussion using the
+that shows at the right side of a page when you pass the cursor over the text, or post it at gitter/red/welcome using @ungaretti.
- I find that syntax highlighting makes learning Red a lot easier, but Gitbook md format does not have an easy-to-use text coloring tool, so I used mostly images of code. No cut-and-paste, sorry.
- I did not use proper coding style in most examples. My fault, I hope to improve it. Please, take a look at Red's coding style guide.
- Some text was copied and pasted from Red's documentation and a few lines from red-by-example.org. I hope that's ok.
- I based (not copied) quite a few examples on code I found on mycode4fun.co.uk, by Alan Brack, and redprogramming.com, by Nick Antonaccio.
- If I can't find something on the existing Red Documents, there is always www.rebol.com.
jan 27 2018 - 1) Added comments about compiling problems and the use of
-ecompiling option at " Hello world - run & compile" chapter. 2) Added this log.
mar 3 2018 - Corrected a mistaken concept about copying variables in the "Notes on syntax" chapter.
mar 17 2018 - Added an example for
mar 25 2018 - A pretty decent chapter on PARSE was created.
mar 29 2018 - Added a line about the use of "needs: view " in GUI - Overview.