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[REBOL] Re: OSx news and external world reaction ...

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 5-Feb-2003 12:10

Hi Petr, PK> While I regard first part of message (web scripting) being a real crap PK> (author does not mention PHP for e.g.), I would like to ask - is here PK> anyone who tried abovementhioned "wxWindows/Eclipse/Qt"? And do you PK> think View can't be used to develop the same level UI apps? The biggest problem VID will have in a direct UI comparison, IMHO, is keyboard support. We can make a REBOL app look and act like anything we want, it's just a matter of time and effort. You also have to consider lots of other things though. Are you starting from square one, or are you already familiar with a language you are looking to use? I.e. are you comparing a REBOL expert against a Java/C++ guru or are you talking about newbies and non-programmers who have to download, install, and ramp up on everything. What is the exact feature set? Every tool has things it is good at, things it can be made to do, and things which it just wasn't meant to do - even if you can force it to work with lots of effort. E.g. tooltips aren't native to VID, but we could add them, I don't know if wxWindows/Qt/Eclipse provide a compositing engine or not, or what it would take to add it. Well, I guess that's about .01% of things to consider. :) As I've said before, coming from a history of writing Windows apps in VB, there are things I could do in VB that I can't do easily in REBOL yet and there are things I can do in easily REBOL that I couldn't dream of doing in VB without *lots* of effort. -- Gregg