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Welcome to the Programming Red wiki page.

Red is an advanced programming language born from REBOL. It is a full stack programming language.

The Author, Nenad Rakocevic started the project long before the source of REBOL3 has been releases. Both language share one common principle: be coincise. In Red and REBOL you can do in one like of code what in other languages needs many more lines. A 50 lines of program could be 2/4 lines in Red/REBOL.

Also you do not need 50 GB of HD space to start programming: 1MB of drive space and a text editor are enough.

While REBOL is now open source, Red has totally a different source. It has been coded from scratch. It maintains compatibility with REBOL2 (90% of the code) bit it is different. REBOL is interpreted, while Red is either compiled or interpreted.

Learn more at Red main page:

Red HQ Homepage

REBOL Resources are vital part of Red and there is still more documentation for REBOL than RED, so feel free to read from REBOL pages and apply your knowledge to Red.

Red Main Pages

Site Name Site Url Description
Red Main Site http://www.red-lang.org The main site of RED Language
Red Official Documentation http://doc.red-lang.org/ Documentation Repository, Work in Progress
Red Wiki https://github.com/red/red/wiki Red Wiki on GITHUB
Red Language Specification https://github.com/meijeru/red.specs-public Specification of Red Langauge
Red/System Specification http://static.red-lang.org/red-system-specs.html Specification of Red/System Langauge
Red/System BNF Grammar http://static.red-lang.org/A_BNF_grammar_of_Red_System.pdf (PDF)
Red Parse Documentation http://www.red-lang.org/2013/11/041-introducing-parse.html Documentation on RED Parsing
Red Source Source Red source code (Yes, it is Open Source!)
Red Main Branch Commits [1] The commits of the main branc
Red Progress Page [2] Here you will find the advancement of the project

Red Discussion Places:

Site Name Site Url Description
Gitter Chat: MAIN Branch [https://gitter.im/red/red
Gitter Chat: GUI Branch https://gitter.im/red/red/gui-branch
Gitter Chat: Docs https://gitter.im/red/docs
Gitter Chat: Code https://gitter.im/red/red/code
Gitter Chat: RED/System https://gitter.im/red/red/system
Gitter Chat: Welcome Page https://gitter.im/red/red/welcome
Gitter Chat: Help https://gitter.im/red/help
Gitter Chat: France Language https://gitter.im/red/red/France
Twitter https://twitter.com/red_lang


Site Name Site Url Description
REBOL Forum https://www.rebolforum.com/index.cgi One of the most active REBOL Forus... written in REBOL
Red By Example http://www.red-by-example.org/ An accessible reference by example
Helpin Red http://helpin.red/ Help, tutorials, and examples
My Code For Fun http://www.mycode4fun.co.uk/About-Red-Programming RED/REBOL blog
REB4Me http://reb4.me/ WebSite Dedicated to REBOL by Christopher Ross-Gill
Rebol Tutorial (Archive) http://web.archive.org/web/20121215021931/http://www.reboltutorial.com/ A great now defunct Rebol Site
Rebol Recode 2013 Conference http://web.archive.org/web/20200225220710/http://recode.revault.org/ Canada, Montreal 2013

Nenad Words:

https://www.quora.com/Why-did-the-Red-language-fork-Rebol ! Why RED started

Rebol France

Rebol has been a long established language in French. You will find many documents and resources

Site Name Site Url Description
RebelBB http://www.digicamsoft.com/cgi-bin/rebelBB.cgi French board
Rebol France.INFO (Archive) http://web.archive.org/web/20130326011725/http://www.rebolfrance.info/ French Rebol Reference Site
Rebol France.ORG http://web.archive.org/web/20060518205724/http://www.rebolfrance.org/ RebolFrance.org site
Rebol Franche Google Site https://sites.google.com/site/rebolfrance/ Rebol France Site with some interesting articles
Rebol Foundation http://pl.legoff.free.fr/dotclear2/rebol-fondation/index.php/ a trial to unify all French rebolers in an association
Rebol Documentation Project http://pl.legoff.free.fr/dotclear2/rdp/index.php/ Backup
Rebol Documentation Project (Archive) http://web.archive.org/web/20070930054003/http://rebdocproj.org/ Backup of Archive.org
Oldest Rebol Forum http://pl.legoff.free.fr/dotclear2/vf/index.php/ the “Vieux Forum » (the first and oldest French forum about Rebol , since August 2001
Rebol Coders Forum http://web.archive.org/web/20061209083136/http://www.codeur.org/forum/forum.php?ID=1700 A great Rebol French Forum
Rebol France Twitter https://twitter.com/rebol_france Rebol France Twitter Page
Rebol Manual http://www.rebol.com/docs/core-fr/fr-index.html French Version
Rebol3 Announce https://www.developpez.com/actu/23226/REBOL-3-0-sort-en-version-Alpha-le-langage-adopte-une-licence-hybride-un-pas-vers-sa-democratisation/ It has many interesting links
Gitter Red France https://gitter.im/red/red/France Gitter chat for Red in French language

Main REBOL Pages

Site Name Site Url Description
REBOL Main Site http://www.rebol.com The main site of REBOL Tech, the start of everything
REBOL developers Site http://www.rebol.org Site full of develper's script and documentation
Rebol Devevopers Network http://www.rebol.net Home of Carl's REBOL BLOG
A REBOL Seite http://www.rebol.info

RED, REBOL and other languages of the same Family

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RED GitHub https://github.com/red Master Repository
REBOL3 Main http://www.rebol.com https://github.com/rebol/rebol REBOL Main Pages
REBOL3 by Oldes https://github.com/Oldes/Rebol3 The only maintained REBOL3 which is aimed to have an usable version like REBOL2 is. Mainly fixes and improvements keeping the original idea
REBOL3 from Atronix Source https://www.atronixengineering.com/ REBOL3 Version from Atronix
REBOL3 from Sapphirion http://development.saphirion.com/ REBOL3 Version from Sapphirion
REBOL3 from Shinxin https://github.com/zsx/r3 A Rebol3 Version from one of the main developers at Atronix
Orca https://sourceforge.net/p/urlan/wiki/OrcaProject/ Rebol2 Like Interpreter to use as script engine
R3N https://github.com/r3n R3N Open Source Rebol community regrouping to the next generation
REN-C https://trello.com/b/l385BE7a/rebol3-porting-guide-ren-c-branch REN-C REBOL Reboot
TOPAZ http://www.amara.org/it/videos/gECJIu97zOXz/info/topaz-rebol-inspired-html5-programming-language-gabriele-santilli/
WORLD http://www.rebol.org/aga-display-posts.r?post=r3wp854x0 World Programming Language
Arturo Language https://arturo-lang.io/ A new programming language, very similar to Rebol and Red
AltScript https://altscript.com/ A new language and data format from Carl Sassenrath, Rebol Author
Red.js https://github.com/ALANVF/Red.js An attempt to create a Red web Runtime
Rye https://github.com/refaktor/rye Rye is design/work in progress programming language based on ideas from Rebol and flawored by Factor, Bash shell and Golang
Boron http://www.world-lang.org/ https://github.com/Geomol/World A Rebol inspired programming language with rich datatypes
Yar https://github.com/pragmagic/yar Yet Another Rebol inspired programming language
R# https://sourceforge.net/projects/r-sharp/ A Rebol inspired programming language from the author of RED
Reb2Static https://github.com/jankom/RebToStatic Compiler to Javascript for a subset of Rebol
Source Code http://rebolsource.net/ Source Code and compiled versions
Red Development Project Documentation https://github.com/reddoc/develop/wiki
Differences http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31510930/rebol3-what-is-the-difference-between-the-different-branches Different Branches Differences
REBOL/RED/REN/C Differences https://stackoverflow.com/questions/39409053/whats-the-difference-between-rebol3-and-rebol2-and-red-lang?rq=1 Differences between the languages
REN-C Trello https://trello.com/b/l385BE7a
Article on the status of REBOL https://www.reddit.com/r/rebol/comments/4br0pr/current_status_of_rebol/ Which is the current status of REBOL ?

Books and Guides:

Header text Books Header text
Rebol A Programmers Guide https://www.cristal.univ-lille.fr/profil/olivier.auverlot/rebol_a_programmer_s_guide.pdf From Maxim Olivier Auverlot
http://vpavlu.plain.at/REBOL/tutorial/ Rebol Tutorial by Professor Victor Pavlu
Red book https://www.packtpub.com/application-development/learn-red-%E2%80%93-fundamentals-red Learn Red, Fundamentals of Red
A REBOL Guide http://www.mycode4fun.co.uk/rebol___a_programmer_s_guide Rebol, a programmers guide
REBOL Book https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Rebol_programming Rebol Book on Wikibook
Nick Antonaccio Guides http://re-bol.com/rebol.html The famous Reboller guides!
REBOL Guide http://business-programming.com/business_programming.html By Nick Antonaccio
REBOL Guide http://learnrebol.com/rebol3_book.html By Nick Antonaccio
REBOL Guide http://easiestprogramminglanguage.com/easiest_programming_language.html By Nick Antonaccio
REBOL Video http://musiclessonz.com/rebol_video_links.html By Nick Antonaccio
REBOL Documentation http://www.rebol.com/docs.html Collection of documents
VID Documentation http://www.rebol.com/docs/view-system.html VID Documentation
REBOL VID HOW-TO http://www.rebol.com/how-to.html VID How-To
REBOL tutorials and examples http://www.rebol.com/tutorials.html By Rebol Tech
REBOL View First Steps (French) http://pl.legoff.free.fr/docs/informatique/rebol/rebol-view-first-steps.html By Philippe Legoff
REBOL Forces View FAQ (OLD) https://web.archive.org/web/20130121141320/http://www.rebolforces.com/view-faq.html Documentation on VIEW by Defuct REBOL Forces
Rebol Wiki from ARchive.org http://web.archive.org/web/20150321061054/http://www.rebol.net/wiki/main_page Rebol community Wiki, last working version. Original link: http://www.rebol.net/wiki/main_page. Note: older version could contain more material as I remember it has been restructured by someone losing control of the process.
Rebol Wiki Mirror https://github.com/r3n/rebol-wiki/wiki It was hosted at www.rebol.net
Free Rebol Books and guides on LuLu https://www.lulu.com/search?adult_audience_rating=00&page=1&pageSize=10&q=rebol Some free rebol books


Header text Header text Header text
Notes on REBOL View http://www.codeconscious.com/rebol/view-notes.html
R3GUI Demo script https://github.com/gchiu/Rebol3/blob/master/scripts/demo.r3 unknow if compatible to Carl or sapphirion version
REBGUI, Original Version, design guide http://www.dobeash.com/RebGUI/design-guide.html
REBGUI Original Version http://www.dobeash.com/rebgui.html
REBOL View, image datatype http://www.rebol.com/docs/image.html
REBOL Draw Dialect Reference http://www.rebol.com/docs/draw-ref.html
Changes to R3Gui https://github.com/saphirion/r3-gui/blob/master/release/r3-gui-changes.mdp Not up to date
Saphirion R3 Examples http://re-bol.com/examples.r3
Learn Rebol Tutorial http://re-bol.com/rebol.html By Nick Antonaccio
Test GUI for R3 http://www.colineau.fr/rebol/r3-gui.html
OLD R3 User Guide http://www.rebol.com/r3/docs/gui/guide.html 2010 By Carl
R3 Gui Test Script http://www.rebol.com/r3/demo.r
GUI Example Text file browser https://github.com/revault/rebol-wiki/wiki/GUI-Example---Text-file-browser
R3 GUI Docs http://www.rebol.com/r3/docs/gui/gui.html Newer Docs
R3 Documentation https://web.archive.org/web/20180410065304/http://www.r3gui.com/ Various Format (WayBack Machine)
R3 GUI Panels and Layouts http://www.rebol.com/r3/docs/gui/panels.html
R3 GUI Goals http://www.colellachiara.com/soft/Misc/r3-gui.html Ancient 2006 Document
R3 Gui Spahirion Announce https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rebol/eS2HWgu4Bcs
AlteME R3 GUI Thread http://www.rebol.info/altme/198/r3-gui/1283
R3 GUI Demo Porting https://trello.com/c/6StLvDwl/44-port-the-r3gui-demo-from-carl-to-curent-gui-system
REBOL2 Auto Resize Extension https://github.com/dockimbel/auto-resize
Vid Extension KIT https://github.com/henrikmk/VID-Extension-Kit http://hmkdesign.dk/project.rsp?id=vid-ext-kit&page=info One of the best GUI Kit created for REBOL2
Vid-Extension-Kit + Wiki https://github.com/GiuseppeChillemi/VID-Extension-Kit As before, plus dedicated wiki created by Giuseppe Chillemi
REBGUI Chat on REBOL3 World http://www.rebol.net/altweb/rebol3/chat303.html
REBGUI Main Page http://www.dobeash.com/rebgui.html#
GLayout http://www.rebol.org/view-script.r?script=glayout.r Another GUI Kit for REBOL2
Data-Grid Table Style for Red https://github.com/toomasv/table-template Toomas Voglaid's Data Grid Style for Red

Rebol and Databases:

Header text Header text Header text
SQLLite - REBOL2 http://www.dobeash.com/sqlite.html
ODBC, REBOL3 https://github.com/gurzgri/r3/tree/odbc
SQLLite from ROSS-GIL http://reb4.me/r/sqlite
Munge 2.x http://www.dobeash.com/munge.html
MUNGE 3 http://dobeash.com/files/munge3.html The best way to ACCESS SQL, Access/Interact and Excel projects.
REBDB http://www.dobeash.com/rebdb.html
REBOL STORAGE Manager http://www.dobeash.com/rebsm.html

Code Repositories

Repository Name Link Description
Rebol script Library http://www.rebol.org The Great collection of Rebol Scripts, create about 20 years ago
Rebol Oneliners http://www.rebol.com/oneliners.html Complete functional scripts in one line of code
Red Script Collection https://github.com/red/red/wiki/%5BLINKS%5D-Scripts-collection A curated collection of Red Scripts.
GITHUB Rebol https://github.com/search?q=language%3AREBOL 100 Pages of REBOL scripts
GITHUB Red https://github.com/search?q=language%3ARED Up to 100 Pages of RED scripts (When they will exists!)

Discussion Places

Header text Header text Header text
Red on Gitter, main channel https://gitter.im/red/red
Red Mailing List on Google https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/red-lang
RED on IRC https://webchat.freenode.net/#red-lang (Bridge:) https://github.com/gitterHQ/irc-bridge
Telegram https://t.me/redofficial
Red Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Redprogramminglanguage/
ML on REBOL Documentation Project http://www.rebol.org/ml-display-message.r?m=rmlLVVC
Synapse EHR Forum (Archive) http://web.archive.org/web/20111121044124/http://synapse-ehr.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?3-Rebol A great close forum archive
CARL GUI and SAPH GUI http://chat.stackoverflow.com/transcript/291/2013/5/27/2-24
How to Document REBOL Dialects http://stackoverflow.com/questions/34386719/documenting-rebols-dialect
REBOL DP Mio Mex http://www.digicamsoft.com/cgi-bin/rebelBB.cgi?thread=31Jan2008135602330169100
REBOL DOC Project - CARL - http://www.rebol.com/article/0150.html
Saphirion R3 Gui https://github.com/saphirion/r3-gui
ON R3 GUI http://www.digicamsoft.com/cgi-bin/rebelBB.cgi?thread=4Jan2013212811061615100
SAPH R3GUI and editable styled text http://ebanshi.cc/questions/2989913/do-saphirion-rebol-3-builds-allow-editable-styled-text
Interesting Thread http://www.digicamsoft.com/cgi-bin/rebelBB.cgi?thread=4Jan2013212811061615100
Ren/C Stack Overflow https://chat.stackoverflow.com/rooms/291/rebol Ren/C is Hostile Fork Rebol3 version. This is the chat where the main actors is the develolper of the fork.
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/rebol Rebol Tagged Questions on Stack Overflow
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/rebol3 Rebol3 Tagged Question on Stack Overflow - https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/red Red Tagged Questions on Stack Overflow
https://www.facebook.com/groups/rebol Rebol Facebook Page

Other Interesting Links

Header text Header text Header text
Looking Back https://toomasv.red/Two-years.md.html A great site from one of the best minds in the Red Community
Excel Dialect https://www.robertmuench.ch/development/projects/excel/dialect_documentation/
Ross-Gil Main Page http://ross-gill.com/page/Start
OLD Wiki Projects List https://github.com/revault/rebol-wiki/wiki/R2-projects
R3 Baazar Branch https://github.com/angerangel/r3bazaar/wiki/Source-explained
Max Vessi Portal https://github.com/angerangel/r3bazaar
An R3 Source Mirror https://github.com/rebolsource/r3
RED Author Main Site http://softinnov.org/
Reddit Collection of Tutorial and Videos https://www.reddit.com/r/rebol/comments/2fcybo/collection_of_rebol_2_tutorial_videos/
REBOL France http://www.rebol-france.org/ (France has a great History of REBOL Programmers)
From REBOL2 a 3 http://www.codeconscious.com/rebol/r2-to-r3.html
Chris Ross Gill WebSite http://ross-gill.com/
A REBOL2 BLog http://rebol2.blogspot.it/
REBOLEK Blog http://rebolek.blogspot.it/
Interesting Links http://rebolforum.com/index.cgi?f=printtopic&topicnumber=48&archiveflag=new
Chris Ross Gill Scripts Site http://reb4.me/
Dobeash Software http://dobeash.com/ House of Munge.r Data Management and many other great software by Ashley
REBOL4Cobol Programmers http://cobolrebol.com/pages/rebol-for-cobol-programmers/rfcp-occurs.html Great Site with tons of scripts
Rebol Week http://rebolweek.blogspot.com/ The Rebol Week Ezine
Rebol Forces (Last) http://web.archive.org/web/20071218041926/rebolforces.com Last Version of Rebol Force
Rebol Forces (Previous) http://web.archive.org/web/20130330003507/rebolforces.com Rebol Forces before its restructuration
Rebol Devcon 2005 http://www.colellachiara.com/devcon05/index.html Developer conferenc in milan
Rebol Devcon 2004 http://web.archive.org/web/20130905025522/http://www.efishantsea.com/devcon2004/ Hallmark Inn, Davis, California



Red Ports Experimental Branch

Composing Code



Header text Header text Header text
Carl Sassenrath Interview https://www.rediff.com/computer/1999/sep/29carl.htm 1999 Interview On of the very first interview, Carl Describe his ideas and passion
Doctors Dobbs Journal, Technet Cast http://www.hotelsofoklahoma.com/technetcastcom/tnc_981120.html 1998 Interview Transcript - Amiga and Rebol
Old New Archive http://www.rebol.com/news.html Articles and news from the early days of Rebol , many are not working but you can use WayBack machine

Wiki Pages

(Playing with Red Bricks, Blocks)


(POWER WORDS: List of the moost powerful RED words to inspect and debut the RED and your code)

(Links to be examined, notepad of the administrator)

(Collection of Articles/Threads By Topic)

(What happens When)


(Navigating into RED Source)

(Using red blocks as data tables)

(Words and their values in contexts)

(Words and definition for living in the Red World)

(Tecniques used in various areas)

(Parsing Blocks and Strings)

(Bindings to external Libraries)

(Applications and projects Made with Rebol Language)

(Applications and projects Made with Red Language)