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[REBOL] Re: Command/Pro call interact with external program using STDIO

From: mmastroianni:lepcorp at: 29-Jan-2003 9:56

Hi all - Just my 2c from a REBOL newbie: I think working out an elegant (read "simple, direct") solution managing STDIO issues (at least w/ /Command) would greatly accelerate the adoption of REBOL in a wide variety of business environments. I find myself constantly dropping back to use awk scripts in various piped configurations to get jobs done quickly, when I really feel likeI could do so much more w/ REBOL in the big picture. No doubt much of this is learning curve, but old habits die hard, and the work does have to get done *now*. Anything that makes REBOL less effort than older, more established scripting languages for basic tasks (which, on balance REBOL does very well) allows for quicker, deeper adoption, IMHO... If I can freely mix/match REBOL with Unix shell / PERL / AWK / Python etc., scripts, I can do so selectively, obsoleting old code according to available time -- and therefore I would do so ... Just my 2c - Mike