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[REBOL] Re: newbie - How to

From: ishtahara:y:ahoo at: 21-Jun-2003 19:55

--- Gregg Irwin wrote: GI> Hi Daril, Hello Gregg GI> I've never seen Gabriele, or really anyone here, GI> flame. Yes, this seems like a nice mailing list. I need to adjust. GI> If you change "get code to work on" to GI> "exchange data across", it fits better GI> with REBOL's goal. Thank you for this explanation. I think of XML for data exchange and in practice I decouple data over-the-wire from client processing. What will be more accepted: Client apps that have unique platform richness and process a universal data format (XML) Or A universal client (REBOL) that uses powerful yet non-standard data format and has integration limits. GI> "Obsessed" is a pretty strong word though; My english isn't strong, but I mean that smallness seems a very high design philosophy in REBOL. REBOL compares to FORTH very much in this aspect, and yet the formula does not appear potent historically. GI> Hmmm, "tragedy" is another pretty strong term I mean that REBOL offers powerful features very easily, but hit hard limits with integration or GUI features. APIs are better abstracted by non-REBOL tools, so it is easier to use them. In my first weeks with REBOL I found limits in areas where I never once considered. I now know better when to use REBOL and when not. However, Isaac Gouy found limits in his first 5 minutes so he may not recover. It is bitter message if he can't solve his problem simply because the problem itself is not platform independent. ~D