Rinaldi and Rev Speed wuz Re: Newbie
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Sat Dec 6 12:16:20 CST 2008
The speed thing is really true with Rev. When I started experimenting
with Rev in late 2001 on Mac OS9, I wasted a whole lot of time
worrying if my old XCMDs would run in the environment. I was just
familiar with the way I always did it -- HC for the front end, XCMDs
to do the heavy lifting. Then I did a little text manipulation and
was amazed at how fast it was.
Like many in the day, I was trying to make HC stacks function like
applications, and Mr. Rinaldi gave away, for free, many, many
extensions that made our stacks actually do that. I had every one.
And the guy didn't even have a donation scheme. There were many other
authors of XCMDs but he was the most prolific (Although looking back
at Eric Chatonet's history, we see that same kind of generosity and
numerous HC stacks -- I have all those too.).
Of course, there were many other great products that enabled us -
like Compilit, X-App, Windowscript, and Tom Pitman's PrintReport,
which had features only now rivaled by Rev, 20 years later.
>>> How do you live without Rinaldi? I know that it is possible to work
>>> around anything, one always could. But I am going to miss "fullFind".
>I haven't *seen* Rinaldi physically in about four years, but he's
>still lurking around these parts.
>> I have only needed an external once in all the years I've been using
>> Rev, and that was for a very specialized application. All the other
>A lot of the stuff we used to have to do with externals back in the
>day are now in the rev engine. And the stuff we used to put in
>externals for speed are now fast enough in the engine that it's now
>mostly no longer necessary unless you've got specialized hardware or
>software to talk to.
> -Mark Wieder
> mwieder at ahsoftware.net
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