Mailing List Archive: 49091 messages
  • Home
  • Script library
  • AltME Archive
  • Mailing list
  • Articles Index
  • Site search

[REBOL] Re: Giving up Rebol?/binary skip

From: tim::johnsons-web::com at: 10-Dec-2002 13:36

* pat665 <[reboler--ifrance--com]> [021210 13:15]:
> >so send your feedback in and RT will hopefully tell you, when they'll fix it. > > A few days ago, I send feedback about my problem with email. No response. > So why bother sending. My last problem was this : > > fp: open/direct/binary %file.dat > fp: skip fp 10
Oh brother... don't me started! Oh, oh, here I go! This bug has persisted for over 2 years. I've submitted a report on it. I know others have. It's been discussed on this list more than once. I consider it entirely unacceptable that RT has not fixed this. Given the talent and resources at RT, I don't believe that this should be that difficult for them to fix, given some time and attention. I also want to say that this is an example of an oversight that makes rebol vulnerable to criticism. At one time, I demonstrated rebol to some other IT professionals, (and I'm talking about some major organizations here - not some at-home coder like me) and they declined to go further with rebol for this very reason that Patrick is citing above. IOWS, rebol lost a couple of potentially very big clients... Carl, you should be reading this... -this IS a weakness - less the bug itself than the length of persistance. -tim-
> These lines freeze Rebol. I think this is a bug known as the seek bug. But I'am not sure. > > * * * Robert M. Muench said * * * > > >The only thing I learned from all the years: > >There is no silver bullet... > > I must agree here Robert. I have had a good look today at other programing languages. > And it makes me very sad indeed. Python or Ruby seem fine ... > but what did they give me that I cannot expect from Rebol ? > > * * * Gregg said * * * > > > Python is very popular these days, and Ruby is very strong in Japan... > For me Rebol and Python were in competion in the past. Then I choose the smart little one ! > > * * * Joel Neely said * * * > > >One more chance? ... 8~( > I think it's possible. > > >I'd encourage anyone to keep REBOL in his/her toolkit, > >even if it weren't the first language for every task! > It's like breaking up with someone and still being friends, isn'it? > > * * * Ammon Johnson said * * * > > > New indepth docs are being released, > > Carl himself reads the list and responds to some of the emails > > Yeah, are being to ..., will be ..., in November, next week, have been delayed, next month ... > Even Carl himself seems less enthusiastic about Rebol ! > > Hope I am wrong > > Patrick > > _____________________________________________________________________ > GRAND JEU SMS : Pour gagner un NOKIA 7650, envoyez le mot IF au 61321 > (prix d'un SMS + 0.35 euro). Un SMS vous dira si vous avez gagné. > Règlement : > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes.
-- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>