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[REBOL] Re: Is Rebol code smaler?

From: rebolinth:nodep:dds:nl at: 18-Nov-2002 20:40

HiYa Ammon, -> This has come up several times and the reason there is no compiler is -> because of the dynamic nature of the language. RT is working on a compile -> function, but it will only really work with heavy number crunching. -> Anything else done in the language is too dynamic to be compiled. ;-) Compile function??? I think its even easier to make your own compiler :-) combining the executable and script .r into one binary can be done !!!! (okay okay ..its not a compile..) The principle is easy. Have a look at FreeWrap from Tcl, they use the Virtual Zip (yes its tcl) but it compresses the code and script into 1 file (zip finaly) ( with a little excryption ) and Voila you have a standalown package that runs directly into memory :-) I was just investigating if a rewrite for Rebol is an option :-) (R)egards, Norman.