[REBOL] REBOL and database stuff
From: mat:plothatching at: 30-Mar-2003 15:52
I suppose this is a bit of a longshot given how quiet things are these
days on the REBOL front... Anyhow - I've been tasked with setting up a
bulk mail system for an advertising client. I didn't really like much
of the (copious) commercial software to do this so I've decided to do
it myself in REBOL.
The major bit of this is database handling. For something similar in
the past I used db.r from "Jamey Cribbs" and enjoyed the elegance of
that system. However I seem to have a couple of odd things happening
with that and the latest REBOL version and I doubt flat-file databases
would be good with 5,000 fields.
So I've dusted off REBOL/Command and had a quick toy with talking to a
proper MySQL database. Despite knowing virtually nothing about MySQL
(or indeed databases in general), I seem to have it up and running
even with the basic documentation concerning REBOL/Command's database
features (on rebol.com).
It struck me though, had someone used this seriously they may have
written some easier more REBOLesque handling functions as an interface
between REBOL and SQL queries. After all that's what I'll end up doing
if this proves to be a negative.
Has anyone done anything like that? Or perhaps you've just done a fair
bit of database manipulation with REBOL/Command and MySQL and you
wouldn't mind tossing me the script to take a 'butchers' at as we say
in my parts.
Mat Bettinson - +44-(0)20-83401514.