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[REBOL] Re: Embedding PERL code

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 18-Aug-2001 9:44

On Sat, Aug 18, 2001 at 08:02:25AM -0500, john wrote:
> I have many handy routines written in PERL, like the sending of a file as > an attachment. > > Rebol, or its function to mail an attachment is convoluted. > > Can I embed a PERL procedure, or do I need to call a PERL file to do so?
I believe that you can use system commands from 'Command, but not from 'Core. I only use core, so can only comment on that...
> Is there an easy way to send a file as attachment in Rebol? I looked at > the ATTACH.R file and was totally confused by it.
Possibly, if you are using CGI protocol, you could "harness" a perl script through a "refresh" tag... but let me attempt to make this following case: Assuming that I am going to make use of attach.r: (and in fact I will soon) I would copy the entire code by "hand", no copying and pasting! I would at the same time, have the rebol shell open and would be doing the following at the reb command line; 1)Using the 'help feature for any rebol function or word that I didn't understand 2)Testing lines of code from attach.r at the command prompt one line at a time, using "print mold", 'probe, and type? By the time I was finished, I would have a greater understanding of rebol, and of the structure of the script. I would then implement the script, testing it, and then place it in a "library", 'do'ing the library script when I needed the attach feature. Then it would be easy as perl :>) I hope this helps. tim