[REBOL] Re: zip file support wanted - help needed
From: chris:starforge at: 14-Mar-2001 19:12
#14-Mar-01# Message from *Jamey Cribbs*:
> 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
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