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

From: dankelg8:cs:man:ac at: 14-Mar-2001 20:01

Hi Jamey, I really like the fact that there's no shell access in Rebol/core. It means I can take just about any script and use it on any computer, which I do, all the time. I do rebol programming on three different platforms depending on where I am at the moment. If shell access was available I have a feeling that people would use it more than necessary to add 'cool' features etc by hooking up to resources which doesn't exist (or works differently) on some platforms. It would be a lot of extra work to get these programs to work on all platforms. A program such as a file manager should really work on all platforms, don't you think? Working with REBOL is a breath of fresh air compared to Working with Java and other languages wich claims to be platform independent. REBOL really does work flawlessly across platforms. With other languages there are all sorts of issues. The way it is now, with REBOL/Command available for purchase, suits me very well, and I think most newcomers with little experience in programming will feel the same way. Gisle On Wed, 14 Mar 2001, Jamey Cribbs wrote: