[REBOL] Find Speed/Database Re:(3)
From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 2-Aug-2000 0:59
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> From: [Petr--Krenzelok--trz--cz] [mailto:[Petr--Krenzelok--trz--cz]]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 6:15 AM
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> Subject: [REBOL] Find Speed/Database Re:(2)
> - how fast is ODBC connectivity in comparison to native one?
Hi, what I have seen so far it's not that bad. ODBC is mainly a
translation layer, so quite thin. It might be a bigger problem, that
you can't use all available features.
> - we don't know /Command pricing yet, but sadly - I still
> think shell access and library calls at least belong to /Core, or at
> least should be free.
I agree here! Shell access is the essential piece to use Rebol in
replace for Perl etc. in normal system admin tasks etc.
> ODBC should cost some little money and native drivers
> (e.g. Oracle, DB2 components) could cost much higher. Let's see what
> pricing policy will RTcome with, but being it one way or another -
> your PHP "native" connection to MySQL will be always free ...
I would like to see a way to add our own DB support. Why should RT do
all the work, we can help them. There are a lot of people needing the
same stuff here, so pooling our efforts to get what we need should be
possible. RT should concentrate on the "core" stuff. I don't know
their business-model (hey, perhaps Carl is wealthy enough, and he sees
the RT team like a football team to have fun with ;-)) but I would pay
some $$ (note the number of signs ;-)) to use Rebol in a commercial
> If REBOL/Command is priced more than 50-100 in the tool
> level, It will be time to try to write socket connection protocols
> /Core (if MySQL, PostGresSQL etc. allow this) or simply stay with
> for e.g., as I can't imagine I tell my boss we should pay for
> something, just because I like it, if all I need is ASP, PHP level
> thingy ...
Well, I agree that this might become a problem. Perhaps RT can
enlighten us a bit about their business model. This information is
quite useful for us too, as I have to tell the people in the field,
how things will proceed, what the company does, that the product
development will be continued etc. This thing isn't only about