[REBOL] Re: What's native?
From: pwawood:mango:my at: 22-Jun-2004 16:03
On Tuesday, Jun 22, 2004, at 13:04 Asia/Kuala_Lumpur, Carl Read wrote:
>> I think that there is a paradox for RT in whether REBOL is a
>> cross-platform tool with it's own user interface metaphors or a tool
>> for developing "write once, run everywhere" applications.
> Isn't it both?
In theory yes. A language that could automatically adapt to the "look
and feel" characteristics of different environments would be wonderful.
In practice I doubt it's possible yet.
If you think about browsers they provide their own cross-platform user
interface nicely integrated with the host systems own user interface.
The browser is a form of middleware. REBOL/View could provide a much
richer user interface across many platforms supporting write-once run
anywhere providing it has a distinct well-designed UI.