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[REBOL] Antwort: Command question Re:(2)

From: news:ted:husted at: 4-Oct-2000 7:02

> Core to support at least 1 free DB, or create one yourselves! I
Elan's book < > includes a DBMS written entirely in REBOL. People have also mentioned connnecting to MySQL via /COMMAND and ODBC, but that just seems like such a kludge. Another interesting idea has been to connect to MySQL via TCP. No one wanted to work on that before because of /COMMAND. But now that it seems /COMMAND will add a licensing fee to every application distributed using it, people might be more interested in alternatives now. It's not clear to me whether /COMMAND is using a driver format, like DBI or JDBC. If so, it would be nice if there were a free version of /COMMAND that supported free databases. So you could start with something like Elan's DBMS for the free version, and then offer licensed upgrades to Oracle or OBDC backends. The industry is very much in a try-before-you-buy mode right now, and I'm not sure how trial versions would work with /COMMAND's licensing structure. -Ted.