[REBOL] Will REBOL/View be commercial?
From: jsc:dataheaven at: 22-Sep-2000 0:36
After the announcements of the REBOL/Command 1.0 release
I wonder if REBOL/View will be free or commercial?
If it will be commercial will it be similar expensive like
Please don't understand me wrong - I like REBOL but coming
from the CommonLisp section I wonder about some things:
- If REBOL will be mostly commercial how does it compare with
e. g. Common Lisp or Python?
1) REBOL has "dialecting"
In Common Lisp we have the same "dialecting" features of REBOL.
Python doesn't have such features.
2) REBOL is higly network integrated
Common Lisp and Python lack the high integration of network-protocols
that Rebol has.
But it seems to me that this could be really change fast if enough
Common Lisp/python developers see and understand the network
related features of REBOL.
3) REBOL is highly portable (40 platforms?)
Common Lisp exists for nearly all REBOL-capable Platforms too
Python exists on a lot of platforms (including all Platforms that have
4) REBOL is small (~300k)
Small Common Lisps need around 1,5 MB
Pyhton needs ca. 2 MB
So here is REBOL really a lot better...
The features of REBOL/Command exist for Common Lisp and Python
without the need for paying.
To come to the point:
If REBOL/View will be commercial liek REBOL/Command then
I wonder if REBOL will be a real competitor against Common Lisp for
me personal needs...
But again... I like REBOL and I hope it will not be fully commercialized