[REBOL] Re: newbie - How to
From: ishtahara:ya:hoo at: 21-Jun-2003 19:55
--- Gregg Irwin wrote:
GI> Hi Daril,
GI> I've never seen Gabriele, or really anyone here,
Yes, this seems like a nice mailing list. I need to
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
Client apps that have unique platform richness and
process a universal data format (XML)
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