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[REBOL] Rebol Player Wish list

From: garymiller::starband::net at: 17-Jul-2002 14:36

Has there every been any talk of releasing the Rebol language as an embedded API. If the interpreter was callable as a library from your program, you could do a slick user interface another language such as VB.Net and call Rebol passing it a script or a do %filename command. I like Rebol from the standpoint that I can do some very powerful things in little code, but is the View portion really up to doing commercial quality look and feel applications without a lot of complexity? If the API was developed in MONO the OpenSource .Net clone, it would still be cross-platform to many environments. The API would then be callable from any Microsoft .Net language VB.Net, C#, J#, C++, and also be callable from any code developed with the MONO project OpenSource compiler. As it stands now, if I develo and distribute an application with Rebol, I am basicly giving away the source code too, since all the scripts are in readable ASCII test. Even if you wrote a stub that decrypted the rest of the Rebol scripts into memory you'd have still to create the startup stub in plaintext and from there anybody could still get to the decryption key and encrypted scripts. Or maybe even a Rebol compiler which produced a binary file that could not be modified. To attract commercial developers some method of protecting code and algorithms seems to be necessary. _____________________________________ Think you can't get high-speed Internet? Now you can! StarBand offers high-speed Internet via satellite. No phone lines needed. New lower prices. For all 50 U.S. States. See for yourself at: