[REBOL] Gather 'round
From: thundrebol::yahoo::com at: 11-May-2001 15:25
Thought I'd share a nice little REBOL story with the
A couple of days ago a project landed in my lap where
I needed to create and populate database of all
websites on our large enterprise network, including
Our IT department didn't have a master map, and they
said that I'd have to wait several weeks before
someone could even think about addressing the issue.
Trying to get a leg-up on the problem, I spoke to the
guy in charge of DNS who generated for me 75 text
files containing 50,000 internal DNS entries.
In about 1 minute, I whipped up a 10 line REBOL
program to parse and scan the DNS listings and write a
log of the servers that chirped back. I then made a
few copies of the script so I could let REBOL divide
and conquer the 50,000 addresses overnight.
By the next morning, I had 90% of the entries needed
for the database. Our team leaders were stunned. IT is
convinced that I possess some very dark, powerful
magic. Yep, packed in all of about 200KB.
Have a good weekend,