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[REBOL] Re: zip file support wanted - help needed

From: dankelg8::cs::man::ac::uk at: 19-Mar-2001 12:17

Hi Petr, :)
> > System calls complicate things a lot. > > :-))) ;-) You don't mean it right? So that's exactly why MANY other > languages allow such features and are heavily used?
I'm just trying to argue from a different point of view, and think about the cons as well as the pros. :)
> If someone wants to use grep, let's be it. But if someone can't unpack even > stupid archive, it pretty strange ...
Ok, but each platform have different compression formats (Amiga: lha, lzx, Unix: gzip, tar, Mac: ?) So to make it user friendly for all, you'd have to cater for all these. If this happens through shell access then you loose the platfrom independence again.
> Well, as I can see - there is no power in Rebol community to make strong > enough pressure on RT to show them features discussed would be very > helpfull, if freed ... that's why I will not continue in the discussion, as > if only few ppl share the same opinion, it could be regarded being rant.
It would be interesting to hear some other opinions as well, maybe someone could put up a voting page :) Gisle