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[REBOL] Re: FAQ at REBOL Republic

From: norsepower:uswest at: 13-Apr-2001 7:02

I'm using XML because: 1. When I began developing Messages a long time ago, there was no support in /Core for databases. Even now, MySQL is the only "supported" database, but not officially supported. 2. Portability. I COULD save the the data as make object! statements, but if I keep them in XML and need to use some other language in the future to access the data, it should be fairly simple (but not as simple as using REBOL, I know.) 3. Being able to say "I write applications using XML" looks good on a resume. Most employers don't know from XML from BMX, but they feel they *need* XML and so it looks better on a resume to use XML verses native REBOL storage methods.