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[REBOL] Re: Commercializing Rebol

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 17-May-2001 14:46

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On Behalf > Of GS Jones > Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 5:16 PM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Re: Commercializing Rebol > And this is precisely how the TclKit-MetaKit combination works. Your > development files are laid out as you like them, but the TclKit > scripting document creator program combines them into a single, > executable file. The components are reached through the database > system.
Hi, I really like the idea using a small database system to distribute/store/update script (components) on different systems. Imagine a collection of Rebol scripts (collection of functions, generators etc. short: components you can re-use and combine) stored in a database and now an appliction, which let's you "construct" your new application from these building blocks... I like it!
> concerns and reservations. One is the idea that any data is ever > encoded in a non-directly readable format. Legacy problems become > built-in, and this seems to be a bad design choice make from the very > outset!
That's right. But I think there is no silver-bullet: 1. We want fast and comfortable handling --> database system but not human readable. 2. We want human readability, instant access --> plain text files. IMO, all the data from the database should be exportable into a human/machine (XML?) readable style to be processed in an other way. Having two set of data might help: A text represantion of everything, just as reference and a working version integrated into a database. Robert