[REBOL] Re: zip file support wanted - help needed
From: jamesh:volition-inc at: 19-Mar-2001 11:42
Hmmm...this has degenerated quite a bit :)
I think that REBOL differs from scripting languages in that it is mostly
self-contained. You can do quite a bit without having any libraries or
external programs AT ALL. As such, REBOL is quite the cross-platform
language (note that I did not say "scripting language").
Still, it is difficult to live in a vaccuum. I have a Perl script I use for
backups which makes use of a standard file compression program. I have not
been able to use REBOL for the same purpose, even though it would be nicer
But there is no real problem here. If I want to access external commands, I
can buy Command for, I think, $249. REBOL Technologies needs to stay in
business somehow, so that's okay by me. Honestly, though, I can understand
why paying that much just to be able to run external commands rubs some
people the wrong way, especially in light of all the free languages that
come with it standard.