[REBOL] Re: Google + SOAP
From: gavin_mckenzie:fastmail:fm at: 20-Apr-2002 13:11
I love REBOL, and I love XML. Well, ok...so 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
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.