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[REBOL] Re: What's Up Rebol?

From: chris:starforge at: 6-Mar-2002 21:30

On 06-Mar-02, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> Heh, then you choosed a bad aproach for clarification? :-) I am able to > produce database connection in 1 minute and generate output in another > ten.
They also know I can do the same in Perl and Java, it's hardly complicated.
> You have to show her Rebol's advantage. Are you joking here or > what? You do have enought money for Oracle license, while you can't pay > stupid 350 USD for Rebol/Command? Come on. :-) I know it can be a > problem sometimes, but you just have to try fight your way. What about > /Pro version and wrapping around some library?
I work for a UK university, if you've ever done the same you will know that is explanation enough ;) If not, well we have a university site license for Oracle 8, they need it for the student databases so I can piggyback on the department's system for free. The project I needed the database for wasn't critical: it's a system to let us keep track of distance learning courses and the students on the courses that we teach for a few departments and sell to industry. At present this is done using a collection of squares of compressed vegetable matter with graphite or ink markings, but some recent mistakes by some of the secretaries had shown the system had problems. You think I can somehow convince my boss, at a university, for a non-critical project, when there are already a handful of lanugages available that I can use as well (one of which I wrote a course on), that spending $350 Is a good idea? We had to go through enough red tape to get the copies of Flash I needed for developing material in one of the courses, and ARM were paying for that! BTW, please don't even suggest MySQL and the mysql-protocol - you should have seen the veins on the side of the neck of one of our sysadmins when I so much as mentioned mysql... ;) Chris -- .------{ }-----. .---------------------------. =[ Explorer2260, Designer and Coder \=\ P: TexMaker, ROACH, site \ =[___You_will_obey_your_corporate_masters___]==[ Stack: EETmTmTRRSS------- ] Tact, n.: The unsaid part of what you're thinking.