[REBOL] Re: REBOL IOS, many Q's. :)
From: edanaii:cox at: 4-May-2002 11:18
Gregg Irwin wrote:
><< Let's say, for example, that I have a process that needs to be aware of
>the arrival of a file. Rather than creating a daemon that constantly
>runs and watches for it, can IOS fire off a process the moment the file
>arrives? In other words, is it aware of the activities that it performs
>and can that awareness be passed on to scripts? >>
>IOS/Serve, as I understand it, isn't watching for files. It's waiting for
>you to call it and say you have some new data to publish. Each reblet has
>its own "post-func" function (someone please correct me if I err in my
>description here) that tells the server what to do when it publishes data.
>Reblets also generally insert some callback functions (insert-notify) so
>they can be notified when certain events happen. If you're doing everything
>in IOS then the answer is probably yes. If the file just shows up in a
>directory, then you need a process running to watch for it.
OK, now I begin to understand. It is not an OS in the traditional sense,
perhaps not an OS at all. I think it is better characterized as a server.
Not that I am saying this is bad, not at all. It still has a lot of
potential. Just not the potential I was hoping for.
That aside, it still definitely has uses, possibly for my development
team, and definitely for my companies sales force.
It did. :)
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