[REBOL] Re: Rebol SDK vs Command
From: jblake:arsenaldigital at: 18-Sep-2007 9:38
I've been reading this tread for a while now.
1. Having an app open source does have the affect of getting more things
done in a shorter amount of time by more people, if those people want to
contribute. If they don't, then all you have is another project on
2. Someone on the thread mentioned the "if you build it they will come"
thingy doesn't work anymore. It depends on what you build. There was a
thread on a "killer app" for Rebol. If an app was built using Rebol, and
it was popular, then the coders/users would immediately look at what it
was written in to see if they could do other apps in it.
I personally use it when I can. Granted I am forced to NOT use it in
some cases due to it not having a "system" command. I actually have this
one process that launches a perl script to connect to oracle, then
launch another perl script (different server) to execute commands
remotely. That script launches Rebol to parse a txt file to load into a
PHP ticketing system. Would I have wanted to just use Rebol everywhere?
You bet. But I cant just go in and replace all perl/php scripts with
Rebol. I have to gradually see what it can do and use it where I can. If
the SOA part was not "beta", then I'd put in on the servers for use.
I did use it to create a utility to auto generate tickets using a
spreadsheet. I developed it on Linux and copied it to Windoze and worked
like a champ. I did it within 2 days. Everyone immediately started
asking what it was written in. The Java developers prob would have taken
them 1 month to do it then we'd have to deal with Java versions,etc.