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[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? Brian Hawley