Comments on: Let's switch to .reb suffix
We've talked about this a few times before. Using .r creates confusion between Rebol and other software (and even in editor syntax coloring rules.) Using .r3 implies too much.
Seems like .reb is about right.
(And no, I don't want to use .rebol -- just a bit too much.)
It just occured to me yesterday too, during making a tea... It's time to make such a decision. .red .reds .reb vs .r .rb ... it's a bit close to .rb but whatever :)
Yep, some of this has been dragging out too long. Time to get it done and move on to the next thing.|
Go for it!|
Go for .reb
Ah, the wheels of progress... :)
As a data point: in the wake of the ".r" problems, I've been using ".rebol" for a while. I supported it initially because it's obvious, literate, not competing with anything else. And long file extensions are increasingly common in modern frameworks...usually hidden behind a GUI that uses file associations for launching and hides them.
But it does get a bit wordy in systems that do not hide file extensions. And there seems to be precedent in that the search rank on ".reb" indicates that's owned by Rebol files. No known relevant contention for it, and I myself have found ".rebol" cumbersome, so...
In the interest of standardizing, ".reb" looks like the best choice for files in syntax highlighting packages and official/sanctioned distributions (the interpreter source, modules.rebol.org or wherever). If people have other extensions in their own projects they can customize around it as they wish, as they've been having to do already for a while...
|To all Rebots|
One year wasted to decide to change .r to .reb ???
How long to decide to change from .reb to .rip ???
.reb for .r3 and leave .r for R2 and before?
From my limited point of view, it seems|
the .RIP extension better represents the
future. Too bad, REBOL is (was?) really
nope r it is and r it will be. Never mind the bullocks. |
.reb is fine with me!!!|
Will the static files REBOL.R and USER.R remain unchanged, or will rebol also accept REBOL.REB and/or USER.REB? Just something to consider.|
It's a great idea!|
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