[REBOL] Re: How to request a new version on a specific platform?
From: volker::nitsch::gmail::com at: 3-Aug-2006 23:40
On 8/3/06, Brain Lai <brainlai1102-gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Sir:
> Something I may not mention clearly...
> The truth seems that while REBOL code is portable, the REBOL VM/interpreter
> is not.
It is c, so as portable as c. Just not for us.
> My problem is not just that the build for my OS (Linux/Mips) isn't currently
> kept up by RT.
> Actually, I found the same scritps (ftp/smtp operations) work on linux/x86
> but not on linux/mips. The same syntax leads to different behaviors. No
> protability anymore.
One is 2.5, the other 2.6. There are bugfixes. If you find a 2.5 for
x86 i guess it behaves the same.
> BTW, desktop might be major but definitely not anywhere as embedded systems
> in the world.
> --Brain Lai
> 2006/8/4, Gregg Irwin <greggirwin-mindspring.com>:
> > Hi John,
> > JB> Interesting. I am trying Rebol because I thought it was portable.
> > JB> Portable as in the same thing can be loaded on all OS's supported.
> > JB> Are you guys saying it cant be loaded on all those OS's without
> > JB> downloading a code for each OS?
> > REBOL code is portable; the REBOL VM/interpreter has to be built for
> > each platform. Brain's issue is that the build for his OS (Linux/Mips)
> > isn't currently kept up by RT.
> > -- Gregg
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