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[REBOL] ENOUGH already

From: grantwparks:y:ahoo at: 24-Sep-2000 19:37

Puh-lease! I subscribed to this list to learn REBOL from those of you who are so well-versed in it and have explored very advanced topics with it. But more and more, I have to wade through 20+ postings regarding opinions on marketing, open-source, comparison of platforms (each with lots of 'proof' to back it up), etc, to find one posting with some programming information. Notwithstanding that there are good points being made, there is also way too much unresolvable opposing philosophies; sort of like talking religion or politics - and you know where that gets you. I'm not saying limit it strictly to coding questions and examples, because I think discussions on collaborative efforts to build a few killer apps is fruitful, but maybe there should be another list for all the discussions about what RT 'should' do. I am simply happy to have such a language which is so new and different and powerful. I mean no offense, but how many of us who are so smart about what RT needs to do to be successful could have done what they've done? It's human nature to look at what exists and see 'what's missing' or how things should be, but that angle becomes fruitless when it degenerates into long historical justifications. I realize this has been somewhat of a rant, and let me reiterate that I learned a lot from the list in its earlier days, but it has become not very useful in the past few weeks. Can we get back to being more on-topic? Respectfully (and I mean that), Grant