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[REBOL] Compiler for Rebol ? Re:

From: al:bri:xtra at: 24-Sep-2000 10:19

[youpi--technologies--wanadoo--fr] wrote:
> I heard about a compiler for Rebol. Is it still available...
That's Sherman. It's a compiler for an old version of Rebol. I believe it won't work for recent versions of Rebol.
> because how can you deliver application to client if there isn't any kind
of code protection? With Rebol/Command, this might not be an issue, as it's more a CGI and in house tool, I believe. For Rebol/View, this doesn't seem to be an issue, because the source code is stored at a URL. This operates much like HTML pages and JavaScript on the web does currently. Organisations pay people to write HTML, JavaScript, Java and to design .gif, .jpeg and Flash graphics, yet piracy of the "code" isn't really a problem, because the "code" is embedded in the content. For stand-alone, shrink-wrapped client use, like RebMail, a email client, or similar programs, I can imagine that a future Rebol product would a Rebol/View or Rebol/Core that can be packaged with a number of encrypted scripts into one executable binary. That seems fairly obvious to me. I've also CC-ed this to [feedback--rebol--com] just in case the Rebol crew haven't thought of it yet. Andrew Martin ICQ: 26227169