[REBOL] Re: [Newbie]: Rebol script output to Windows stdout
From: brian:hawley at: 8-Jul-2004 20:05
At 08:02 PM 7/8/04 +0200, you wrote:
>On Thursday, July 8, 2004, 4:44:10 PM, you wrote:
>Sac> As far as I know, REBOL's cross-platform-ness extends to console
>Sac> a very annoying way -- it doesn't support them on any platform.
>Actually the problem is only on Windows because it does not have a
Not quite true. Windows has real terminal support, but RT chose
to implement their own instead of supporting it. Windows REBOL
versions are GUI apps rather than console.
There are certain advantages to implementing REBOL as a GUI on
Windows - in particular certain APIs depend on window messages,
which require a window to work. Console apps typically don't
allocate a window and vice versa. Still, there's no reason that
there couldn't be a console version of /Core or /Command, with
features like /View, clipboard:// and the system port missing
of course. Dual-mode is possible too. More work for RT though.
For now you can do stdio by piping, really the main advantage
to it anyway. Still, console would be nice, and on WinCE too.