[Gambas-user] gb.scripter draft interface

Brian G brian at westwoodsvcs.com
Tue Jun 29 02:20:19 CEST 2021

Thanks for the feedback!

Ok, Those sound like reasonable changes, 

It should be straight forward to move things to objects.

Yes and I do a lot of work in c.... lol

"Failure is the key to success; 
 each mistake teaches us something"  .. Morihei Ueshiba
Brian G

----- On Jun 28, 2021, at 11:44 AM, Benoît Minisini g4mba5 at gmail.com wrote:

> Le 28/06/2021 à 03:14, Brian G a écrit :
>> hi,
>> I have been working on a gb.scripter component.
>> I am attaching a very rough draft document of what the interface to this
>> may look like.
>> I would love to get some feedback and comment if possible.
>> "Failure is the key to success;
>>   each mistake teaches us something"  .. Morihei Ueshiba
>> Brian G
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> Hi, Brian.
> I have juste quickly read your document, so here are my comments about
> the interface for running scripts only:
> Sorry, but I really dislike your interface. You designed it like a C
> library, but Gambas has objects and events.
> A script is, for the user, a Process-like object that encapsulates an
> actual Process object with a lot of magic around it.
> So we can imagine a 'Script' class that you instanciate for running a
> script.
> That class would define properties that match the arguments of your
> 'ScriptRun' function, added to the interface of the Process class.
> The 'ScriptRun' callback is replaced by events. You can add events for
> each script preprocessing or compilation step, when there is a
> compilation error, and delegates the events of the Process class.
> The 'Script' class could have a static method (or use the static '_call'
> special methid) for running a script in a quick way like 'ScriptRun'
> would do. Not being able to raise event, the static method could raise
> errors instead when there is a compilation problem.
> And why do you want to return script compilation errors as structured
> strings? You should better create objects with properties and return an
> array of them.
> Regards,
> --
> Benoît Minisini
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