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[REBOL] Re: newbie - How to

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 21-Jun-2003 14:05

* Daril Ng <[ishtahara--yahoo--com]> [030621 13:12]:
> --- Gabriele Santilli wrote: > > Don't play what? Window's console is non- > > existant, so REBOL has its own > > Respecfully I don think this is accurate. No flames > please. > > > so that there is no difference if your scripts > > run on Windows or on Linux or on any other platform. > > If a tool fails the requirements of a problem, no-one > will pursue the tool further. Running on many > platforms still means failure. > > REBOL is really good when your main challenge are to > get code to work on numerous platforms and you > obsessed with small codebase and footprint (disk not > memory). > > But REBOL appears a tragedy if you need to integrate > with OS features, hardware, or applications. This > limits some important uses in Windows, Mac and other > environments.
Yes. However, there are times with such integration or the possibility of such integeration is *not* desirable. Weaknesses can be strengths...
> All tools have strengths and weaknesses, so what's > new? More than other languages, REBOL is a king of > convenience, so I continue to invest my time.
Definitely, REBOL *is* a king of convenience. One of my brothers is a engineer and project chief for Motorola. They use Perl for regex searchs, rebol for socket connections and parsing. Exploiting the individual language strengths. tj -- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>