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[REBOL] Re: [DEV] Re: dbms3.r 01

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 15-Jan-2002 12:13

> > Yep, same for me! And here is a suggestion: Why do we want to implement it in > Rebol at all? How about a real simple data-storage system that can be used > through ports from Rebol, that knows about Rebol's datatypes, etc.? > > IMO we should write a portable rebol-focused-simple-data-storage-system that can > be used through ports. All the little things you have requested are much easier > to write in C/C++, or something else and get it connected to Rebol. I want to > use Rebol for GUI and process design but not for the requested data-storage. >
well, I can imagine it, but there is one significant limitation to overcome - you have to launch such external database gateway in some way. Unless /Shell component comes for free, some ppl will not regard the solution being pure Rebol based .... On the other hand - look at Rebol ODBC solution for e.g. On one hand you use simplified port based mechanism, while on the other hand you need to understand external language, e.g. some SQL equivalent. So - you would have to include database commands into your C/C++ engine, which could limit most users, because changes are difficult to introduce with such solution ... But if you want to do it, look at "multiplatform" LibmySQLd, create the gw app, and you are done .... well, binary format though, which is not suitable from what you described ... -pekr-