[REBOL] Rebol (fwd)
From: list:brando:rebol at: 19-Oct-2000 2:29
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Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 06:23:22 +0200
From: Fantam <[Fantam--mailandnews--com]>
Some time ago on this list, there was a discussion regarding usage
examples of Rebol -- how people actually use Rebol. This is an
interesting topic for various reasons, and I decided to share with
you one way I use rebol.
First of all, I have to specify that I program for "domestic"
reasons, and not in a professional way.
That said, I can now tell how I put my first steps of Rebol in use.
What I wanted was a program that could detect if I am connected, and
if so, upload recently modified files to a ftp server. The important
thing was to automate everything, so it would run in the background
with no user interaction. Since I use NT, I installed the scripts as
services (services are processes that can run independently
of the current logged user).
The code was not very complicated to write, but to make the program
run reliably took some time and revealed a couple of weak points or
bugs with Rebol, some not solved yet.
The two bugs related to the ftp scheme in Rebol are:
a, Impossible to 'read filenames with spaces.
b, Bug with 'exists?.
With some hacks though, it was possible to accomplish the objective of the
program, and it runs solidly for some time now.
That's it. Maybe this will give someone ideas. Any further questions
Note: RT are aware of the aforementionned bugs.