[REBOL] Re: DyBASE test
From: SunandaDH:aol at: 24-Dec-2003 12:16
> For me, REBOL delivers a lot today, but what excites me most is that
> I see it as just the-tip-of-the-tip-of the iceberg. :)
Of course, it's all those bits under water that you can't see that sink ships.
REBOL is lacking in lint-type utilities and debuggers and so on. As several
people over the years have pointed out, it is hard to write such tools when
the whole language is so soft. A line of code like:
print if either or and but
may be completely valid in its context.
But hard-to-write doesn't mean impossible. And REBOL is ideally suited for
such a task.
Tools like that are definitely on my Christmas present list this year. But I
doubt Santa Claus' elves are up to it. Perhaps they can be on some of our New
Year resolutions' lists as well.
Happy holidays all,