[REBOL] Re: CURL -- similar idea to REBOL?
From: brian:hawley at: 8-Aug-2001 12:53
Daniel Murrill wrote:
[stuff comparing Curl to REBOL]
>(Curls' free though)
Watch out here, though. There are several projects called
Curl. Each one competes with REBOL in some way, often not
very well. The Curl mentioned on Slashdot recently is not
free - only the client is free. The server is paid for by
the applet download. This means that more traffic on your
site means more money you have to pay to the Curl company.
This makes Curl more expensive than Express in the long
run. Also, in order to keep track of your traffic so that
they can bill you for it, all Curl network traffic must
refer to a central server; better hope that server doesn't
crash, or so will yours.
By the way, there are architectural limitations, such as
the client being embedded in a browser, that would make
it impossible to implement _this_ Curl in Perl. I think
you may be talking about one of the other Curls, rather
than the one Mr. Youngblood was asking about.
The Curl you described sounds interesting, though. Do you
have a link I could check?