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[REBOL] Re: Dialecting......

From: gregg::pointillistic::com at: 7-Feb-2009 10:59

Hi Srini, SI> Given the power of Rebol, I was wondering whether the guys are SI> thinking of a datastore that would mimic the natural SI> expressiveness of Rebol and provide a database without the SI> issues faced by traditional RDBMSes or OODBMSes. Two other models have been mentioned in the past, though neither is in place AFAIK. The first is RIF (REBOL Indexed Format), which is a lightweight model that is still very block oriented, but doesn't force you to load an block to retrieve a single item. Carl was planning this as a native element. In the meantime, someone has already done an experimental "virtual block" scheme that makes persistent blocks transparent, or very close, in use. The second model that was talked about, I think a the Paris DevCon, though I wasn't there, is an Associative Data Model. I haven't heard anything more on it, and it would be quite ambitious I think. Ultimately, I think REBOL should be used to implement all kinds of DBs, languages, and systems. Not necessarily as production tools, but as teaching tools. SI> Of course response time, etc would be a factor, but for small to SI> medium size datastores this should not be a problem... I'm not one to suggest that we waste resources frivolously, but I'm all for using and leveraging the power we have now, and designing for what is actually needed, rather than some theoretical target. Plain old REBOL can handle very reasonable amounts of data. -- Gregg