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[REBOL] Re: REBOL IOS, many Q's. :)

From: edanaii::cox::net at: 30-Apr-2002 18:28

Gregg Irwin wrote:
>Hi Ed, > ><< Is it event driven, for example, can it detect events that occur on the >host >machine? Can communication pipe lines be set up between hosts, so the >event occuring locally is communicated to a watching machine? >> > >I believe it uses polling to keep machines in sync, and the "desktop" >functionality is currently centered around file sync'ing and client-side >function calls to the server that post data (post-funcs). > >As Gabriele said, you can build anything you want on top of it, or alongside >it. We have a server proces that uses Rugby to perform certain remote >procedure calls which runs along with the IOS server. > >You really have to experience it. >
I intend to. I've already signed up and got my evaluation User ID. I'll probably get everything set up this Saturday. The problem for me is that I'm still not sure as to exactly what REBOL IOS is. Is it an OS? Is it a suite of applications? Or is it both? I assume the answer is both. Also, since I'm responsible for the movement of data to and from our ODS (Operation Data Store), I'm curious about REBEL IOS's strengths in this department. Which is why I asked the question that I did. I've been asked by our "Technology Architect" to investigate REBOL's CGI capabilities, as well. So I'm hoping a few members on this list can clue me in on them. For starters: 1) How well does REBOL manage libraries across disparate systems, keeping them synchronous. I assume "very well". :) 2) How does it manage script complexity, where info/data is dependent on code (I.e. Perl, C, etc...)? 3) Can it move data without XML, or is it dependent on it? I know REBOL does much more than this, but I am interested in it from a data perspective. Thanks for any and all answers, in advance. :) -- Sincerely, | Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says Ed Dana | differently is selling something. Software Developer | -- The Princess Bride. 1Ghz Athlon Amiga |