[REBOL] New Database Script
From: cribbsj:oakwood at: 6-Sep-2001 13:52
I have developed a simplistic database management system that I am
tentatively calling "RebolBase" (at least until someone on this list tells me
that they already have dibs on that name or until George Lucas threatens me
with copyright infringement!).
Anyway, the main reason for creating it was to have a basic dbms written in
Rebol that stored its data in a plain ascii, newline delimited text file.
This would allow the database to be accessed and modified easily by other
programs and utilities.
This dbms is pretty much single-user, it doesn't do any record locking
(although it might be something to add in the future). It handles most of
the basic stuff like inserts, updates, deletions, and selects. The selects
use a pretty basic syntax that is not as powerful as Gabrielle's dbms. I
hope to greatly enhance this in the future.
In fact, there is probably lots of room for improvement in the whole script.
I have been tinkering with this thing of and own for the last few weeks now,
while at the same time trying to improving my not so sharp Rebol programming
I finally decided to release it for two reasons. First of all, if I wait for
it to be perfect and have every feature I want, it will never be released.
Secondly, I am hoping to get lots of constructive feedback from you Rebol
experts on ways to make my code better/more efficient/less kludgy.
I haven't tested it extensively, but it appears to work ok so far. And if
someone is looking for a relatively simple library to easily handle small
textfile databases, it might prove useful.
Anyway, that's my rambling. Now comes my question. The script is a little
over 400 lines with comments. I don't really have a web site that I can post
it to yet. Should I put it in the body of an email message I send to this
list (since I know attachments won't work), or should I do it another way.
On-again Off-again Rebol-old-newbie