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[REBOL] Re: Watson - what is so special about it?

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 26-Aug-2002 6:11

Sabin Densmore wrote:
> One of the things that excited me about Rebol was this kind of > cross-platform interconnectivity. True, let's build a Watson-like > product in Rebol. Fine. > > The trouble I've found -- this weekend trying to automate some file > handling tasks on my iMac -- is that Rebol is not native to each OS. > An instance of Rebol has to be running in order to execute the .r > scripts -- or am I missing something? > > I ended up using Applescript, because it would run on double-click > from the desktop. Same with some apps I'm working on for windows -- > Rebol has to be running to launch the apps. > > Is there a way around this? If not, then I'm afraid that > platform-dependency is what's going to happen, and Rebol will be lost. > > Hoping for a solution, > sd
Sorry, buti it completly escapes my understanding, what you are talking about? How do you want to run Rebol script without running Rebol? And what magic do you think runs your AppleScript? It is too, kind of an application, or at least library or just another system component. I have several icons on my desktop, which refer to running rebol script. Their command line looks like "c:\rebol\rebol.exe -si c:\path-to-script\script.r" What do you mean by platform dependency in regards to being able to execute rebol scripts escapes my imagination too. Isn't that you who is lost? ;-)) -perk-