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[REBOL] Re: How to print a document

From: jeff:rebol at: 13-Jun-2001 7:40

Howdy, Petr:
> > Petr, I wish you would not always take the REBOL feature > > set so personally. > > And that's the question. I have probably slight problem in > what I say and what do I feel. I feel currently no angry > towards anything RT does. And in real (howdy Jeff :-) I > already stated that I feel VERY comfort with direction RT > took in last two or three months ...
Petr, it's clear to me that you do your best job of expressing your hopes and desires for REBOL in English, which is not your first language. Sometimes we might miss your otherwise optimistic, happy, up-beat feelings towards RT when you are try to express your desires for more capability. Some of this is probably lost in the translation. This stuff takes time to get right, and people may feel how they do about development models, but RT's model has produced a very accelerated pace for REBOL's maturation, creating so much capability in such a short time. Remember the 1.0? Golly, you couldn't even send email with 1.0. If you hit control-D at the command line it crashed. I mean, not bagging on 1.0, just comparing features. Even 2.0 had just a basic set of networking, GC bugs, incomplete error handling, etc. Look at how far REBOL's come now in just two years! View, Command, Express-- piles of capability. It boggles my mind. And take it from me, from the small parts I've contributed and from my lucky vantage point, seeing the efforts of my relentless colleagues, it's been A LOT A LOT A LOT A LOT of work! :-) I would just offer that you might try to find a good Czech translation of the phrase "creeping elegance". The goal has been to make REBOL as capable as anything else out there while staving off "creeping elegance". People who are new to REBOL should not feel overwhelmed by the vastness of REBOL, while REBOL veteran programmers should always be able to find a nice graceful REBOL way of doing advanced programming -- (a never-ending vastness of capability). In real :-) I think REBOL is fitting those constraints of design and utility very well. (-: Salutations! -jeff