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[REBOL] Re: Introducing REBOL/Base - FAQ

From: brett:codeconscious at: 29-Sep-2002 11:56

> For those of you who are interested in trying new REBOL kernels... here's
something to test out. It's the Alpha release of REBOL/Base. Thanks Carl!
> A: REBOL/Base is a reduction of REBOL/Core trimmed down to the essential
native and mezzanine functions and schemes. All protocols, help information, and functions are stripped, but can be added back on an individual basis. A few unsets have been trimmed too.
> A: REBOL/Base is designed for developers who want to create minimal REBOL
environments and precisely control what functions they initialize. For instance, if you only need SMTP or HTTP, why take the time and space to boot all the other protocols? An excellent idea. On my very specific measure of start up time, it takes roughly half the time of Core which takes half the time View. Regards, Brett