[REBOL] Re: OSx news and external world reaction ...
From: krobillard:san:rr at: 5-Feb-2003 20:55
On Wednesday 05 February 2003 09:58 am, Andreas wrote:
> Wednesday, February 5, 2003, 2:29:33 PM, Maarten wrote:
> > Andreas Bolka wrote:
> >> have a quick glance over the following info, and make up your own
> >> mind.
> > Different tools for different problems ;-)
> exactly :)
> Best regards,
> Andreas mailto:[andreas--bolka--gmx--net]
Well not exactly. Many times I want to use multiple tools in concert to
achieve the best results. Consider a video game or other multi-media
application. I'd want a slicker-than-snot graphics engine written in C with
assembly for the critical sections. The application framework on top of this
may be written in C++, and I'd drive the entire thing with lots of high-level
Yes, I'd use different tools where appropriate, but use them tightly coupled
together. Because I cannot embed REBOL in a C program and write my own
natives I cannot use REBOL in such an application.
> If REBOL has gone this far with that GUI kit, it's clear to me that
> those folks just don't get it. That minimalist, insular mindset might
> play well in the Honeycomb Hideout, but it doesn't cut it for app
Hah! Playing 'in the Honeycomb Hideout'... Hehehe... that's a great
description of REBOL Tech's attitude. I'd wager that REBOL could be a major
force in computing if only people could actually have access to the internals
and bolt the thing onto their own apps. Well, actually, it would probably
have to be open source, but that's not going to happen any time soon.
As I've said here before, I have zero interest in REBOL as a platform unto
itself. I'd *really* like to be able to use it to drive all my existing
platforms and programs. REBOL is great because it is a great language - not
because it has some cheap-ass GUI. I'll stick to Qt for my GUIs.