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[REBOL] Re: Rebol vs PHP

From: allenk:powerup:au at: 26-Jan-2001 12:29

> I wish there was a time-limited demo of /Command so I could test out its > functionality and compare it to PHP for the specific things I've got to
> with. Well, here are some more specifics that maybe you guys can comment > on:
A 30 day demo can be created for you upon request, I believe. Ask [dan--rebol--com] Also you can write /Command scripts and compile with the REBOL Encapsulator. It is a cheap way to test.
> I'm restricted to using Microsft's IIS 5 server and an Access database.
As much as I love REBOL, if above are the parameters to work with, I would suggest sticking to ASP, anything else would be slower in that set up. ASP can do about 39 pps, php upto 42pps, CFM 29 pps, REBOL probably somewhere similar. ASP is spagheti (but probably no more than PHP), but you can have a small choice of server side languages, Jscript, VbScript, PerlScript and other installed interpretors. (I want REBOL to get on that list) ASP has the advantage that it can also use dsnless connections or dsn connection strings, where as REBOL/Command ODBC requires a system dsn.With connection strings you don't have to rely on, or wait for, your ISP to correctly set the dsn. Regards, Allen K