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[REBOL] Some questions

From: brett::codeconscious::com at: 25-Jan-2002 10:25

The questions below were emailed to me directly by a Miva developer who is interested in Rebol. I'm posting them here because I'm not confident in answering them accurately. Help please. :) Thanks, Brett. Anyhow, I have a couple more questions that I hope you can answer. I'm starting up a new project that I think Rebol will be very good for, but that means I need to master it in about three weeks :) 1. With Rebol Command, a developer has, among other things, the power to use ODBC databases that are located on the server, right? I have never used ODBC databases scripting, only DBF databases. Where exactly do these databases reside (normally)? 2. Can a .r be compiled for speedier execution? 3. In order to run a .r file from a server, does the server need some sort of Rebol engine on it, or is the Rebol engine only on the client side? What about accessing DB's and DLL's on the server side? Would a normal user be forced into purchasing Rebol View Pro in order to access .r files that control databases and access various DLL's? I'm a bit confused about this one because all interpreted languages that I know of need the engine and various modules to reside on the server to allow that sort of thing. If things do need to be installed on the server, are there good Rebol hosts out there? 4. Is it true to AOL is going to ship with Rebol built in? Does this mean that AOL users will be able to run Rebol files without having to install a special If you can give me some insight into these things, I'd certainly appreciate it!