[REBOL] Re: Watson - what is so special about it?
From: dada:gecko:verizon at: 25-Aug-2002 21:22
One of the things that excited me about Rebol was this kind of
cross-platform interconnectivity. True, let's build a Watson-like
product in Rebol. Fine.
The trouble I've found -- this weekend trying to automate some file
handling tasks on my iMac -- is that Rebol is not native to each OS. An
instance of Rebol has to be running in order to execute the .r
scripts -- or am I missing something?
I ended up using Applescript, because it would run on double-click from
the desktop. Same with some apps I'm working on for windows -- Rebol has
to be running to launch the apps.
Is there a way around this? If not, then I'm afraid that
platform-dependency is what's going to happen, and Rebol will be lost.
Hoping for a solution,
On Sunday, August 25, 2002, at 04:36 , Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> That's absolutly unbelievable. OsNews.com editor is excited by
> something like Watson - Am I blind, or is that just another interface
> to certain web pages? Kind of wrapper as folks here did for SlashDot.
> Or is that anything else?
> I think that that's exactly the area Rebol could shine in - to mine
> info from web and provide unified interface to it. Kind of a tool folks
> here did to SlashDot?
> If users are all crazy about it, time for Rebol to step in :-)
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