[REBOL] Re: IOS data
From: robert::muench::robertmuench::de at: 2-Oct-2001 10:38
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> Subject: [REBOL] IOS data
> I am trying to understand how the IOS will function. The main stumbling
> block to my understanding is to do with storage of the disparate data used
> by the system.
Hi, I'm thinking about the same thing (not especially for IOS) but for a general
Rebol based collection of tools, which should integrate well.
> If there are to be many reblets, such as Agenda, Messenger and Contacts,
> how will data be shared amongst them? For example, a name entered into
> Contact should be available in Messenger. My assumption is that there will
> be some form of underlying database to store and co-ordinate this
Well, how data is stored isn't that ciritical. You can use a database, text file
IMO what's most needed is a description about the (business) objects those tools
should handle. If we all could agree on a standard way what information a
contact-entry contains, than it's up to the community to create applications,
which use those objects.
So I propose to start with a collection of descriptions for those objects, so
that we all can base our work on these discriptions. It should even be possible
to handle different versions of those objects, as Rebol supports checks about
the presense of words in objects.
What do you think? Robert