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[REBOL] Re: zip file support wanted - help needed

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 17-Mar-2001 18:39

----- Original Message ----- From: Gisle Dankel <[dankelg8--cs--man--ac--uk]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 5:22 PM Subject: [REBOL] Re: zip file support wanted - help needed
> Petr said: > > > > > I am not sure you understand my point of view? I haven't said anything > > about breaking cross-platform compatibility. But - being able to execute > > external app by: > > > > call "some.exe" > > > > sounds pretty the same to me as > > > > do %some.r > > > > - as what if I don't have %some.r available? What if %some.r refers to
any
> > of your images you forgot to send me? I regard it being just completly
the
> > same kind of dependence upon "external environment" > > Hi, it's a bit crazy to argue that these are the same. > I can send you the images and the scripts, problem solved! > I can't send you the exe file if you're using a different platform. > > System calls complicate things a lot.
:-))) ;-) You don't mean it right? So that's exactly why MANY other languages allow such features and are heavily used?
> People might use grep for instance instead of parse, because they know how
If someone wants to use grep, let's be it. But if someone can't unpack even stupid archive, it pretty strange ... Well, as I can see - there is no power in Rebol community to make strong enough pressure on RT to show them features discussed would be very helpfull, if freed ... that's why I will not continue in the discussion, as if only few ppl share the same opinion, it could be regarded being rant. Well, if some of my friends asks me what tool to use for his/her daily scripting, I am not sure I can suggest Rebol here. I already lost few friends on that front already. But you should realize, that once someone startĘs to use some tool, produces many scripts e.g., spends some time using it, he/she will probably NEVER return back ... -pekr-