[REBOL] Re: DLL Hell = Rebol library script version
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 11-Nov-2003 19:57
Robert M. Münch wrote:
>On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 09:28:36 +1300, Andrew Martin
>>When distributing a Rebol script,
>>include all the functions (words) that the main script requires. Of
>>course, the problem here is that most of us have nice toolkits of
>>functions that we want to use in our main script applications, and it's
>>pointless manually copying and pasting from our toolkit because that
>>just produces multiple copies, with no definitive, authoritive source.
>Hi, IMO that's they way to go: Include all stuff in one script. As long as
>this particular script works, there is no need to update the included
>part. How to do it? Well, include PREBOL in the core engine. I don't know
>why this isn't done. Replace the #... PREBOL commands thru something like
>$... and have the interpreter recognize this.
I just hope I don't understand you correctly robert, but aren't you
suggesting having rebol distributed with all of our scripts? That is MS
way of doing things, waste of bandwidth etc. There should be central
engine - rebol/whatever installed on your hd, it should check for its
updates and scripts should come as packages (as IOS desktop does). I
would hate to redownload 500KB each time just because someone changes
one function in script ...