[REBOL] Re: language shoot-out :-)
From: nitsch-lists:netcologne at: 5-Nov-2002 9:45
Am Dienstag, 5. November 2002 04:22 schrieb Ed O'Connor:
> --- Ed Dana wrote:
> > Thinking about it further, competitors should be
> > limitted to languages that are truly cross-platform
> > compatible.
> ?!?! This is shaky ground. Not a good idea, IMO.
> > And that should be one of the grading
> > criteria; how well does it perform on
> > different hardware.
> Now we're getting more complex. Our choice of hardware
> configuration will inevitably be disputed and
> > This would remove a few contenders, including VB. :)
could be based on machine price?
> Wouldn't that defeat the purpose? By disqualifying
> noteworthy contenders, we diminish broad-appeal of the
would also include real-world-competition.
important languages on important platforms.
hmm, more based on runtimes than languages,
so including flash etc.
> We should impartially compare the benefits/features of
> REBOL to other popular languages. If REBOL performs
> well, it stands to attract potential new users. If
> some of those new users are from VB (or RealBasic,
> Basic, etc.), I'd consider that a far greater victory
> than if we had disqualified those languages due to
> // Ed
> Do you Yahoo!?
sometimes, when iam happy. but with voice, not computer ;)