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[REBOL] help with mail attachment please

From: dk-photo:home at: 9-Aug-2001 10:40

I haven't looked at Rebol in over a year. But it seems like every time I try to find a use for it, I get sideswiped by a limitation... I have a client with a problem, towit: He has to put his mail server on a separate machine from his HTML server if he wants to script email attachments with his current setup. (Macintosh server, WebStar, Lasso). He doesn't want to set up a separate email server. I thought that since Rebol was so simple it could send an email in one line of code, it might be an ideal solution, so I dusted off my Rebol stuff and started digging; Bang! Clipped already. It seems Rebol cannot send an email attachment, at least not easily. For 'messaging' software, this seems like a ridiculous shortcoming! I found attach.r, but it is not commented and there are no examples, so I cannot get it to work. I get syntax errors galore. And even if I could get it to work, I still don't know if Rebol's other shortcomings won't prevent me from using it anyway. Is there still no way to 'send a message' to this 'messaging software?' I don't want to use Rebol as a cgi (BTW, does anyone know if WebStar will work with Rebol?), and it seems on first glance at the latest version, that there is still no way for me to call it directly with a set of parameters from any other program, such as AppleScript. Is that correct? You know, it's really great that Rebol can be called as a cgi, but if there is no other way to call it, then that's all it is... just another cgi language. Surely I am not STILL the only person who sees how vital and basic it is for program X to be able to launch Rebol and pass it a handful of parameters!? A rapid response would be much appreciated. I have already lost two days, re-reviewing Rebol and need to move on to a solution that will work, if Rebol will not. TIA David Kachel theMac Workshop Democracy is five wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the election. -unknown They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin Millions of sniveling cowards shivering in the corner, begging government to protect them from every threat, real and imagined, have stolen liberty from the rest of us. A government drunk with power, gleefully complies. -David Kachel ...(paraphrasing Benjamin Franklin)