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[REBOL] Re: zip file support wanted - help needed

From: chris:starforge at: 14-Mar-2001 19:12

#14-Mar-01# Message from *Jamey Cribbs*: Hi Jamey,
> but I find it humorous that he actually had to jump through > that many hoops just to do something that would be very easy if core > included shell access.
That is the one major problem I have with /core - I can do more or less everything else I need with it but directly invoking external programs.. IMO the fact that this can not be done is a serious dent in the viability of REBOL as a serious scripting language. Perl does it, Python can do it (AFAIK), C, C++ and the like can do it. And these are the languages REBOL has to go head to head with it it is to become a widespread scripting language. While it is possible to write cgi scripts in other languages to do the job and then call that script from REBOL, as I do with the emailer script, many people would find that hightly inconvenient.
> I've heard the reasons RT gives for not including shell access in > core...and they just don't wash with me. But, it's there product.
I've never hear /why/ the feature isn't there.. but I can hazard a guess as to why.. Chris -- New sig in the works Explorer 2260, Designer and Coder -- You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt. -- Ed Meese, on the Hinckley verdict