[REBOL] Re: REBOL great but flawed => Fw: [Flashcoders] Request for Michael - Fo
From: chris:langreiter at: 27-Jan-2002 3:01
Prolog: I don't use REBOL because it is as good as Python or Perl, but
because from my experience it is vastly superior - it simply fits my mind
better. The parse dialect is a godsend and I really start to appreciate the
power of /View. However ...
> - library and shell components are being put into commercial versions,
> not free ones. Security issues? Maybe. But on the other hand - ppl has
> to pay for features found for free with other languages (Python, Perl
> ...). Free Rebol versions are limited to only TCP kind of communication
I'd really, really, really put those into the "free" versions as well
(which, nota bene, aren't free for commercial use either). Just look how the
Python world is blooming with modules incorporating everything from OpenGL
(ever seen VisualPython - amazing, amazing) to K/Kdb (just announced:
http://pin.to/pyk). And it makes sense - bootstrapping is often easier if
you can build on (lots of!) other people's work - and be it for the meantime
only. Let's stand on shoulder of even more giants.
Just my 2 ?Cents.