[REBOL] Re: /View as a Product
From: rebol:techscribe at: 21-Feb-2001 0:00
Hi Paul, Chris,
> Paul Tretter wrote:
> > /View that way RT makes profits off of /View scripts that customers want to
> > distribute. After all /View is the product that most users will want to
> > distribute their scripts in the Runtime format.
> And what of those who just use Rebol for ci-scripting and the like? It
> is important to keep the overhead of the interpreter for such scripts
> to a minimum or the delay while loading, decompressing and starting
> the interpreter will affect response times.
1. Can /View start up without XWindows libraries being present on the
2. Can it reasonably be assumed that most Linux (xxxBSD) Web hosting
machines on the net will have XWindows libs installed (what for?).
If the answers to 1. and 2. are both "No" then in IMHO it is not
feasible to use /View as a CGI interpreter.
/View would have to be able to determine if the required XWindows libs
are available, and, if not, start up in /Core mode without attempting to
load XWin libs, to be useful as a CGI Interpreter.