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From: garymiller:starband at: 18-Jul-2002 13:00

>> My point is that Rebol/View has broad platform support >> with a fast and fairly pleasing (and if not, we can >> make our own) GUI. I think it would be great to make >> us able to call DirectX or Quartz or ActiveX or >> what-have-you, but i don't want to see it built in, >> per se, as I think that would turn Rebol into bloatware. >> We already have enough bloatware.
Maybe they need two versions then. The average programmer is not up to the task of calling Direct X directly to just write an application that performs resonably. Companies don't like to write applications in languages that eat up 10 times more cpu resources than compiled code. What attracts me to Rebol is the productivity benefits of having to write and maintain less code. If I have to write my own GUI framework in Direct X DLL calls to get reasonable performance and a good look and feel, it will have to be relegated to just writing quick and dirty console mode utilities. _____________________________________ Think you can't get high-speed Internet? Now you can! StarBand offers high-speed Internet via satellite. No phone lines needed. New lower prices. For all 50 U.S. States. See for yourself at: