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[REBOL] Re: View/Pro docs updated

From: holger:rebol at: 19-Apr-2001 11:27

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 02:34:13PM -0300, Bruno G. Albuquerque wrote:
> Em Thursday, April 19 2001, 14:07:04, Holger Kruse ([holger--rebol--com]) disse: > > >Shell: > > > >BeOS and AmigaOS work like Unix, except that i/o redirection to/from REBOL > >is not supported (/input, /output, /error, /console refinements). Temporary > >files have to be used instead, together with shell redirection. > > Why is that? I mean, if you're running console apps under BeOS (and you > usually will call console apps from a script) you are able to redirect input/ > output just like in UNIX. In fact, I think that the code necessary to do it > in BeOS should not be that different than the same code in the UNIX world.
Unfortunately the Posix emulation environment in BeOS is extremely incomplete. fork()/execv() are buggy, select() does not work with files/pipes and there are numerous other problems. It would probably be possible to somehow "hack" pipes in BeOS into our event system by using additional threads, but there was no time for that for View/Pro 1.1. Perhaps in a future version, or if BeOS ever gets a more complete Posix environment. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]