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[REBOL] Re: What language am I looking for?

From: dean:clockwork-technologies:ab:ca at: 15-May-2001 1:32

Hi, Joel: You are correct, the mainframe in question (Unisys 2200) does support TCP/IP, and it _should_ in fact be able to speak to the Sun box. Unfortunately, there's a "network configuration problem." The networking boys assure me that it's a simple problem to fix -- but with only 4 mainframe programmers in a company of over 450 employees, and with a dozen or so ornery Production servers to constantly babysit, you can imagine how far down the totem pole we are. In the meantime, I have testing to do and firm deadlines to meet... As for putting REBOL on the Sun box...good idea, but the Powers-That-Be won't give the OK to put it on said server. They don't seem to mind it being on the hard drive of my workstation PC. They don't even seem to mind that I use it from time to time to make my work life easier, but they're visibly uncomfortable with letting it go anywhere else in the company, and I'd rather not push the issue right now. It boils down to "Corporate Standards" I suppose. Reading the other posts on this topic, it seems I've taken a rather narrow-minded view of REBOL and its potential. I will need to re-examine my approach the the language, I guess. In the meantime though, I'll stick to my original proposal that REBOL nicely fills in numerous gaps for those of us who work in highly networked (read: very decentralised) environments. I've never seen anything else that quite compares with it. Original message from: Joel Neely