[REBOL] Re: Java bindings?
From: SunandaDH:aol at: 23-Jun-2003 5:10
> Most compilable (C/C++ for example) and scripting (Perl, python) allow
> system calls.As does Java, I believe.
> That gives you the opportunity to harness rebol
> applications by launching them from other applications.
> Messages can be sent from an application to another via tcp/ip, which
> rebol 'shines' at. One could then have 'two-way messenging'.
> Since CGI programming is stateless, a web 'application' can call on
> scripts from any number of language sources. The good 'ol Common
> Gateway Interface still does the job....
Thanks for that. It pretty much confirms what I'd been thinking.
Having another App (in whatever language) fire up a REBOL console whenever
needed is a simple solution. But it may have all sorts of performance downsides,
especially if REBOL has to handshake with MySQL each time.
Having a long-running task that talks via TCP/IP to the boss is simpler
conceptually. but adds reliability headaches -- whose job is it to restart the LRTs
if they fall over?
We're going to dabble around with designs and see what looks the best,