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[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 scripts. 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 > development."
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. -Karl Robillard