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[REBOL] Re: REBOL IOS, many Q's. :)

From: edanaii:cox at: 4-May-2002 11:18

Gregg Irwin wrote:
>Hi Ed, > ><< 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.
>HTH! >
It did. :) -- Sincerely, | When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries of Ed Dana | life disappear and life stands explained. Software Developer | -- Mark Twain 1Ghz Athlon Amiga |