[REBOL] Re: Passing a cookie back to the server
From: gchiu:compkarori at: 10-Jun-2001 23:34
On Sun, 10 Jun 2001 05:35:04 -0500
"GS Jones" <[gjones05--mail--orion--org]> wrote:
> OK, so I guess it is more like what a "kind" medical
> school prof once told me.
> He said that I had three neurons in my brain, and that
> one was syphilitic, the
That's a coincidence. I had the same education. Though I
doubt any of my lecturers would have been so "kind" to our
faces :-). Ours was an experimental syllabus, and in our
first year, we were taught Fortran for a semester. I guess
they wanted some of us to become medical computer
> I guess that progress sometimes comes at a cost. It was
> like I "AR" and I were
> talking about last week, sometimes a simple recursive
> directory listing in FTP
> would be nice. The advanced functionality offered by the
> current FTP scheme
> means that one has to write a routine to get a simple
> listing. I am not
> gripping; all in all I get more work done in REBOL than
> any other language.
I'm not so sure about this cost and wonder if better
factoring would eliminate these problems.
> apps could be run until they were recoded. Ultimately,
> they split the
> partnership with IBM going to OS2 and Microsoft going to
> NT and gentle updating
> of MS-DOS/Windows. I think we know who won that war.
I recall this differently. I read that Microsoft learnt a
lot about writing an operating system from IBM during this
period, and at the same time screwed IBM so that OS/2 was
stuck into a 286 archictecture.
> Clean breaks with the past can allow one to indulge in a
> totally new vision of
> how the world should work. The new vision presented by
> REBOL makes cookies seem
> rather anachronistic. A REBOL reb, by design, can allow
> for intelligent
> statefulness, as opposed to the stateless HTTP request
Except of course that the WWReb comes a couple of years
after Rebol, and we are still stateless unless running
> bit as Dr. Frankenstein, non-ace hacker, it seems as
> though cookies could be
> readily integrated into the existing framework.
I think it just requires the nod from the architect :-)
> (By the way, I assumed that they were "digestive
> biscuits" in NZ?? Here is where
> the first-class semantic mapping puts REBOL ahead of the
> digestive-biscuits: :cookies ;-).
Just plain "biscuits".