[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
> > 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
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
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
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. :)