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[ALLY] Re: List Processing Changes

From: holger:rebol at: 19-Oct-2000 22:47

On Fri, Oct 20, 2000 at 06:41:41AM +0200, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> > Carl Sassenrath wrote: > > > Great! Good work Scott and Holger. I look forward to the new features, benefits, and timesavings this list will bring us. > > While great on one side, it shows something on other side - it's like MS would install Linux instead of their WindowsNT server.
But they do, on occasion -- they just don't tell everyone :)
> Company claiming they have great product for whatever-internet-related, not using their own solutions. Is the move really > because of lack of SELMA's features or because of lack of SELMA's (REBOL's) performance?
Performance did not factor into the decision at all. SELMA has always performed very well, from our experience. The main advantages of Listar over SELMA in its current form, and the reasons why we are switching, are several user-specific options in Listar, in particular digest mode, something that has been requested by many users recently, with the higher traffic on the lists, and, for our sysadmin, the convenience of automatic bounce handling in Listar. We see Listar only has a short-term solution, until we have some time to add those features to SELMA and properly test them (or have someone else add them -- any volunteers ?). Then we intend to switch back. SELMA has quite a few advantages over Listar that we hate to lose, e.g. higher-level scripting (obviously :-)), nicer configuration and better extensibility. Just adding text/x-rebol support to Listar today meant I had to recompile the C sources. With REBOL that would have been a trivial change... Also, SELMA and its configuration integrate better with other parts of our environment (bug database etc.), which are all REBOL-based as well. Yes, we DO use our own products in-house -- very extensively actually, and with great results. Makes a lot of things so much easier... :) -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]