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[REBOL] Re: DLL Hell = Rebol library script version

From: nitsch-lists:netcologne at: 11-Nov-2003 21:40

Am Dienstag, 11. November 2003 19:57 schrieb Petr Krenzelok:
> Robert M. Münch wrote: > >On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 09:28:36 +1300, Andrew Martin > > > ><[andrew--martin--colenso--school--nz]> wrote: > >>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 ... >
The MS-way of providing everything and keep it out of the system works very well. unfortunally its not the MS-way, some stuff is always placed in system-dirs. Overwriting another version. (hmm, is this true today? not a real windows-user). The MS-way of providing 501k-applications to download? What do you smoking? ;) 5.01M maybe. Thinking again, where did you find 501k-scripts? 50,1k-scripts are more realistic. Rebol enables us to provide apps this size. Why should we introduce risc of malfunctions? If it does not work, user spends a lot more time fixing a problem then downloading everything. Regarding IOS, all scripts work standalone, there is no script which does another. And that would be very simple with ios-distribution.
> -pekr-