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[REBOL] Re: Rebol (fwd)

From: brett:codeconscious at: 19-Oct-2000 23:37

Hi Fantam, Thanks for your description. I use Rebol for generating and uploading my web sites. For this purpose it works admirably. Also, Rebol is a tool that has let me explore various problems that I've felt have been impractical with other languages (I'm not talking DCL now :) ). As a result, I've learned a lot. This is the first language I've used since DCL (shh..) that has encouraged me to build a personal script library. The reason is that I can see a payoff for my time. Inspired by Rebol's goal of being a messaging language, when I write a script for my library that reads a particular format I aim to write a complimentry export function for that same format. Moreover, I try to have the newly read data in a neutral information rich format (if there is such a thing). In this way, my hope is that these scripts increase in value over time rather than decrease which seems to be the lot of most software. Regarding your scripts. Like you I have a need to upload files, but I also have a need to download files regularly. I would appreciate it if you could describe how your script checks for a connection and how it has been installed as a service under windows NT. I've other uses in mind for such a capability. Thanks Brett.