[REBOL] Re: newbie: Examples / tutorials for networking protocols ?
From: maximo:meteorstudios at: 16-Sep-2003 11:31
might I add that since all accesses to external data are done internally via port objects
( (including files, networks, even audio and the clipboard) they are all pretty much
accessed the same way... not just the network stuff.
for example, reading text from the clipboard is as easy as:
(be carefull, rebol currently only supports text in the clipboard)
this way, the number of commands and procedures is reduced and instead of learning new
protocols and schemes, you concentrate on WHAT you extract or push from/to them instead
of HOW you do it.
if you still want to access the low-level stuff (like I did recently, to call a chmod
when transfering *.cgi files in the ftp protocol), you can look at an article on the
rebol forces (www.rebolforces.com) site written by Jeff Kreis which is an excelent tutorial
on the basics of creating your own protocol and/or modifying the current ones.