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[REBOL] Re: Rugby 4 artists? For the people ;-)

From: brett:codeconscious at: 14-Jan-2002 23:51

> > Maybe if you make point form of what needs to be said someone will offer > to > > fill in the details. > > > > I tried that, didn't work.
Oops. Hmm.. Where can the points be found then?
> Why would you want smtp/pop if you got HTTP?
Some years back (before the net thing) there was quite a bit of hype over store and forward systems like MS Message Queue. Much was discussed about how applications could be tolerant of corporate network problems with such systems. More recently I saw an article by Bluestone of how email with an XML payload can be used for simple store and forward transactions from outside entities. A different context. Years ago prior to my discovery of Rebol (and more recently the acquiring of cable internet access) I thought about a scenario where I could have my home machine automatically dial-up twice a day to the internet. It could pick up messages I might sent from work and respond as necessary. I imagined there are a few retail type businesses that could have similar needs. These ideas coalesced in my mind when thinking about the marshalling work you have already done. I just wondered if that work could be put to use in another context. But as I write, I'm thinking that with LOAD/ALL + Parse one has enough power to do it already. Reasons to continue idea: To be able to make such scripts transparent to the protocol. You really like a challenge. Or maybe the "server" controls some *really really* long running process, is connected via 9600 baud modem via some satellite phone, lives the desert and is only online when the sun shines because it is solar powered. But I guess I'm clutching at straws now. :) No big deal. :) Brett