[REBOL] couple of links
From: otherchaz::mindspring::com at: 22-Sep-2004 5:58
Couple of links, one from an interview with Carl about the origins of REBOL
What finally made you decide on beginning the REBOL project?
The exact week was in September 1996 while installing a Linux server! It had
far too many configuration languages for set-up. For instance: inetd, email,
DNS, httpd, cron jobs and shell scripts.
I began to think how great it would be to have ONE LANGUAGE that could
handle all of those things in a consistent manner but have the power to
express descriptive information like configuration data.
The other link is about the Bean Scripting Framework, which would be much
better if it supported REBOL.
Bean Scripting Framework
Bean Scripting Framework (BSF) is a set of Java classes which
provides scripting language support within Java applications, and access to
Java objects and methods from scripting languages. BSF allows one to write
JSPs in languages other than Java while providing access to the Java class
library. In addition, BSF permits any Java application to be implemented in
part (or dynamically extended) by a language that is embedded within it.
This is achieved by providing an API that permits calling scripting language
engines from within Java, as well as an object registry that exposes Java
objects to these scripting language engines.
BSF supports several scripting languages currently:
b.. Python (using either Jython or JPython)
c.. Tcl (using Jacl)
d.. NetRexx (an extension of the IBM REXX scripting language in
e.. XSLT Stylesheets (as a component of Apache XML project's Xalan
In addition, the following languages are supported with their own
a.. Java (using BeanShell, from the BeanShell project)
Information on where to obtain scripting languages for use with BSF
is available on the Related Projects page.