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[REBOL] Re: Cross Platform? Then what about Mac OS X?

From: pwoodward:cncdsl at: 26-Sep-2002 9:52

----- Original Message ----- From: "Rod Gaither" <[rgaither--triad--rr--com]>
> Hope RT gets the work done on OS X updates sooner rather than later as > I really need Core and I miss View and IOS/Express.
I wonder if Core for BSD could be ported quickly to OS X? My understanding is that a lot of BSD stuff recompiles relatively easily under OS X. Lack of REBOL on OS X is one of the reasons holding me back from "switch"ing. Mostly I do a lot of Java coding, and I understand that OS X has good support for that (but my favorite IDE, Eclipse isn't there yet). And I write REBOL scripts to auto generate Java code pretty frequently; copy and paste a database table definition from MS-SQL (or any db) to a text file. Process it with a REBOL script to create class member attributes, getters/setters, and insert/update methods... Crude, but handy. Someday I'll just write a Java based meta-data inspector that can autogenerate the Java code for me. But, given the mixed JDBC support out there, I'm not sure I'm willing to trust that. It's only now with the JDBC 3.0 spec (where the drivers are, who knows?) that you can get the autogenerated ID of a just inserted record w/o using a transaction - something ADO and ODBC have been doing for years... Plus I use REBOL scripts to keep tabs on bunches of web sites, and to do web crawls and misc stuff. It's my prototyping language of choice. Proof of concepts are pretty easy to do in it, as you're not wrestling with intimate details in some cases. Still working on a REBOL implementation of the Gnutella protocol - I can advertise that I'm on the network, get back the Gnutella OK response, etc. so that's progress. With View/Pro I'm planning to use the Gnutella protocol to allow for secure sharing of virtual information... It's an odd project. Anyhow, that's quite a ramble off of the original OS X inquiry. - Porter