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[REBOL] "Worse is Better" and "How to Win Big"

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 14-Jun-2001 15:52

Let me recommend (with disclaimers) the article at the following URL: http://www.paulgraham.com/lib/winbig.html The article is philosophical and strategic. Given the number of posts on this list about What REBOL Should Do To Succeed, I expect a high tolerance for philosophy and strategy, but You Have Been Warned. ;-) The article talks about Lisp. Ignore that, and look for the key points that have value to REBOL and the REBOL community. There are many. Section 1 is specific to Lisp, and may be ignored (unless you're just interested on general principles). Section 2 seems to talk about Lisp, but.. 2.1 is really about design, and is HIGHLY relevant to REBOL 2.2 uses Lisp examples, but the principles apply to writing good code in REBOL (or any language). 2.3 is opinion. Decide for yourself whether to ignore. 2.4 is about development environments. Decide for yourself... Section 3 is about How Lisp Can Win Big. Almost everything that Gabriel says can be applied to REBOL, and to the behavior of the REBOL community. YMMV! -jn- ___ ___ ___ \/ 2 + \/ 2 = 4 (for sufficiently large approximations of \/ 2 ) joel'dot'neely'at'fedex'dot'com