[REBOL] Re: PostgreSQL 2 Rebol and back again...
From: cribbsj:oakwood at: 8-Dec-2000 3:25
That's a great question! It's funny you mention it. A few weeks ago, after
the light bulb came on in my head when I discovered how EASY it is to connect
to separate REBOL processes through a port, I started fooling around writing
a VERY basic DBMS engine in REBOL that could be accessed through a port,
similar to the way MDBMS can.
I spent about a week on it, off and on, before I got swamped with other
stuff. I was able to get the engine to be able to:
*Initialize an object (representing a table) for each .db file it found in a
* Accept client requests for add, change, delete, and find and return the
result set in the form of a block.
The client request had to be in the form of a block (ex):
[Add player "Montana" "Joe" "QB" "SF"]
That was about as far as I got, but, man, I had a lot of fun working on it
and it was SO cool to think I was actually writing a DB engine (albeit a very
crude, simplistic one).
Anyway, I'll quit rambling and get back to your question. What would I like
to see in a DBMS? Well, just off the top of my head:
*Normal stuff like adds, deletes, changes, selects (queries).
*Multi-user (locking, etc.)
*Ability to connect to remote dbs via TCP/IP.
What is not so important to me:
* Triggers or stored procedures (although they would be nice :) )
Well, I haven't had my morning coffee yet, so that's all I can think of right
now. If you pull something like this off, I think it would be HUGE for the
On Friday 08 December 2000 04:03, you wrote: