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[REBOL] Re: newbie: Examples / tutorials for networking protocols ?

From: apwing:zonnet:nl at: 16-Sep-2003 20:05

Hi Gabriele and Maxim, thanks for the to the point info. I think the message is quite clear (REBOL takes away the real need to know a lot about the low level stuff) ;-) Also thanks for the links; quite useful! Kind regards, Arie ----- Original Message ----- From: "Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch" <[maximo--meteorstudios--com]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2003 5:31 PM Subject: [REBOL] Re: newbie: Examples / tutorials for networking protocols ?
> Welcome Arie, > > might I add that since all accesses to external data are done internally
via port objects ( (including files, networks, even audio and the clipboard) they are all pretty much accessed the same way... not just the network stuff.
> for example, reading text from the clipboard is as easy as: > > read clipboard:// > > (be carefull, rebol currently only supports text in the clipboard) > > this way, the number of commands and procedures is reduced and instead of
learning new protocols and schemes, you concentrate on WHAT you extract or push from/to them instead of HOW you do it.
> if you still want to access the low-level stuff (like I did recently, to
call a chmod when transfering *.cgi files in the ftp protocol), you can look at an article on the rebol forces ( site written by Jeff Kreis which is an excelent tutorial on the basics of creating your own protocol and/or modifying the current ones.