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[REBOL] Re: /View as a Product

From: chris:starforge at: 16-Feb-2001 21:26

#16-Feb-01# Message from *Paul Tretter*: Hi Paul,
> I agree with Holger. I want to be successful financially as a REBOL > programmer some day when I master whats at hand now. As for some of the > comments regarding cgi why not have a command-line option for cgi that > basically unsets everything /view-like but still allows for cgi or what is > called /Core functionallity today.
It still requires the all code to be loaded into memory, unless REBOL is fragmented into various libraries (which raises serious cross-platform issues). Even assuming load overhead is trivial - which it most certainly isn't - the code then needs to be decompressed. Again, if the whole of the package is in a single binary this either requires complex internal compartmentalisation of the compressed code to optimise the decompression or the whole thing, including the view code which is not required, has to be decompressed. Not insurmountable problems, but I can't see why it is necessary. I don't know how the /view and /core source trees are related but I'd guess that making seperate /view and /core distributions is not a particularly troublesome task (I can think of several ways it could be done just with preprocessor directives).. Chris -- New sig in the works Explorer 2260, Designer and Coder -- Cold, adj.: When the local flashers are handing out written descriptions.