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[REBOL] Re: Tuples - Was Pair! thread

From: robbo1mark:aol at: 8-Feb-2002 6:43

Carl, what you say may be true if indeed people used non standard interpreters / protocols or whatever for REBOL or any other internet messaging & communications system. Of course you have to have an agreed standards & protocols otherwise the whole internet wouldn't function. Perl & Python both have internet functionality via modules & extensions, and tru they are not as natural & inbuilt or as easy to use as REBOL's however surely your not trying to say that because these languages are open source that they are not suitable for multiplatform internet communication / messaging are you? The internet is based on agreed communication standards and protocols & functionality regardless of whether your working in REBOL, Perl, Python, JAVA or Microsoft DotNet. Webservices & the executable internet will be totally reliant on open specifications & messaging standards non of this precludes "roll your own" or open source as long as you meet the agreed minimum standard. That's my opinion, which are more successful & gaining more traction Perl, Python or REBOL? I see new books & tutorials & resources coming out for these other languages all the time. I love REBOL and it's potential but i think it's losing the battle to become mainstream and part of the reason for that I believe is it's closed proprietary nature. We need REBOL to at least be specified, Sun at least got that right about JAVA. cheers, Mark Dickson In a message dated Fri, 8 Feb 2002 6:12:24 AM Eastern Standard Time, Carl Read <[carl--cybercraft--co--nz]> writes: