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[REBOL] Re: Website updated

From: holger:rebol at: 4-Apr-2001 20:10

On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 11:54:47AM +1200, Carl Read wrote:
> Nice to see it prominent. > > Will scripts multi-task with it, though? (Without the need for > launching a new REBOL for each of them.) The pic on the homepage > suggests this and it was promised for REBOL after Express was > released, but I've seen nothing to suggest this in Core2.5.
That depends on the scripts. Arbitrary scripts cannot multi-task at this time, because REBOL does not have full multi-threading yet. We will probably add that in a future version. However View scripts tend to be event-driven (triggered by mouse clicks etc.), and it is often possible to have multiple event-driven scripts running in parallel, in separate windows under the same REBOL process, even without real multi-threading. REBOL/Link (client side of REBOL/Express) contains some "magic" in its application framework to do this transparently, so the same View/Link script can be run either stand-alone or as one of several simultaneously running "applications" from the Link desktop, without changing the script. We might provide something similar for View once the desktop is added (in version 1.1), but no promises quite yet :). -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]