[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
The main advantages of Listar over SELMA in its current form, and the reasons why we
are several user-specific options in Listar, in particular digest mode, something that
requested by many users recently, with the higher traffic on the lists, and, for our
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
SELMA and properly test them (or have someone else add them -- any volunteers ?). Then
intend to switch back. SELMA has quite a few advantages over Listar that we hate to lose,
higher-level scripting (obviously :-)), nicer configuration and better extensibility.
text/x-rebol support to Listar today meant I had to recompile the C sources. With REBOL
have been a trivial change... Also, SELMA and its configuration integrate better with
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
so much easier... :)