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[REBOL] Re: Internet connection

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 7-May-2003 10:36

Hi Patrick, ppln> This OS specific thing is a bit controversial, isn't it ? ppln> Rebol claims itself "network smart". ppln> It is a bit odd IMHO not having an "Internet Connect" function. ppln> Therefore, Rebol users have to produce OS specific code ! Well, they can't do *everything*. :) I would bet that it's not the simplest thing to account for because it's not consistent in every OS. That is to say, there is not always a definitive API or library to use, so there would have to be some kind of network setting, or maybe a whole lot of them if you consider how much info the RAS stuff takes under Windows. Couple that with the fact that not too many folks ask for it, and it probably hasn't seemed worth the effort to them. I know there are other things *I'd* rather have them doing, even though I need this ability myself for a project. -- Gregg