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[REBOL] Re: What's native?

From: pwawood:mango:my at: 22-Jun-2004 16:03

Carl 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. Regards Peter