[REBOL] Re: Reverse API
From: karlr20::home::com at: 13-Jun-2001 10:15
On Tuesday 12 June 2001 20:29, Terry Brownell wrote:
> Q. Is there any way to access Rebol as an API?
> Interesting thought isn't it?
> T Brownell
Not only interesting but highly desirable.
When I learned about REBOL (before it was available and before is was being
called Lava) the very first thing I wanted to do with it was use it as a
'modern' cross-platform AREXX replacement. AREXX was wonderful in that it
allowed applications to extend the language (adding 'natives' from whatever
language your app was written in) and share a common macro/scripting
language. That is what I thought REBOL was going to be. When that didn't
happen I was sure REBOL/Command would be embeddable in a C application. It
seems to me that RT is more interested in making REBOL its own isolated
platform (witness the view 'desktop' and the reluctance to make a browser
plug-in) rather than a tool which can be embedded in other systems.
If I could change only one thing about REBOL it would be this: To be able to
define natives and call REBOL code from my C apps.