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[REBOL] Re: Google + SOAP

From: gavin_mckenzie:fastmail:fm at: 20-Apr-2002 13:11

Carl, I love REBOL, and I love XML. Well, my paycheques come in large part from XML; hence, maybe there's a difference. I'm sorta feeling like your email is comparing a web protocol with a programming language. It feels like apples and oranges. REBOL is good because it has networking built-in, thus I don't have to hand-code HTTP -- I can just do a read http://... HTTP remains a good and successful protocol, and REBOL is a great language. You're not comparing SOAP/XML to REBOL though, are you? That wouldn't seem to be a fruitful exercise. One is a protocol and meta-markup-language, and the other is a programming language. They're both good at what they do. Ok, so maybe your point is that creating functions like Do-Google-Search remove the need to hand-code the SOAP/XML protocol? Ok, that's good, and probably self-evident. That's what we use programming languages for -- to construct reusable bits of code that do heavy-lifting on our behalf. Presumably that a C++ or Java function like doGoogleSearch(...) would illustrate your point equally well? Sorry if I've completely missed the gist of your email. Maybe I need another cup of coffee to clear my head. Gavin. -- Gavin McKenzie [gavin_mckenzie--fastmail--fm]