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[REBOL] Re: rebol, rants and other languages

From: james::mustard::co::nz at: 19-Feb-2002 9:02

Terry Brownell wrote:
> Interesting article. > > But I can't help thinking that that there's something fundamentally > wrong with all languages. Instinct would tell me that dialects are on the > right track. >
I respectfully disagree - until there is a human - machine language that operates at the thought level the perfect language will never exist.
> Here's a question. What is the end of all this? Or... if your > hardware/software could do anything, what would it be? >
Program what I want, how I want. I am still waiting for a computer than can launch and maintain 100,000 simultaneous threads - roll on bio-computing.
> Personally I would like to see... > > <begin rant> > I've made numerous attempts on this list to get organized and form
> think tanks or whatever, with nay a single response?? > > What gives? My only guess is that the Rebol community, or at least
> part that actually reads these posts, is really rather small. The "law of > big numbers" would have kicked in had their been a big number of readers, > and someone, anyone, would have responded... surely. > I've taken Rebol and created a 'bot' that can read, comprehend, and > answer questions on whatever it's just read (In discussions with > on that one) ... developed the world's most advanced > chatterbot, the world's most HAL 9000ish system on the planet to date
> out a demo conversation at and > yet no one seems to care? > <snip> > So I guess my question would be.. why not? But then the responses
> stumble and fall back into the discussion realm with things like the
> should be open source
I don't know about others but I find it hard enough just reading the mailing list let alone responding to even half the posts that interest me :)