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

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 15-Jan-2002 11:50

Hi Robert, et al << 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.? >> I think it *absolutely* should be implemented in REBOL, for the following reasons: 1) It will be easier! If it is implemented in REBOL and then someone wants to try and improve performance, that's fine, but I think it will be a *lot* more work to do it in C. 2) It will serve as a terrific example of what you can do with REBOL. 3) You will get a lot more eyes on it, that understand the code, from this ML. I can read C if I have to, but I don't like it. I like REBOL. 4) It will be more portable with less effort. 5) If/when RT adds new datatypes, if we haven't gotten tricky, it should automatically support them. If not automatically, we should consider how to easily extend it for that eventuality. Just my opinion. We seem to agree far more than we disagree. :) --Gregg