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[REBOL] Re: starting to be really late!?

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 7-Jan-2004 16:36

> -If RT makes shell command access free (officialy, not just the browser
> -If RT gives us the binary native!-capable module linker
> Then much discussion about rebol's missing capabilities is moot as then
rebol can become a GPL just like python (actually much better) with all of rebols superior's methodology.
> want rebol to be the glue in your IT infrastructure, then shell acess does
that. Yes
> These two features alone make REBOL several times more usefull as a
technology and industry-wide acceptable. Yes
> IMHO they would let REBOL, as a platform, soar on its own with less
pressure on RT to do everything. Yes
> Direction of rebol comes by every few weeks and we've all stated our
opinions, but I think that rebol's core weekness as a coding platform is its closed-in nature. The moment you want to do something that demands high-speed, guaranteed rates or actual complete and unbridled integration to external processes, then rebol USUALLY comes short. Yes
> yess that is not rebol's primary vision (is it meant as a messaging
language), but when every else does the above and you can't then it becomes a cause for concern for any pipeline/infrastructure IT manager. Yes
> I also wonder why RT never packaged rebol AS a .dll or .so you can use IT
INSIDE binary apps... so that you use rebol's integrated messaging capabilities within an application. Yes
> this could yet broaden rebol's approach as a macro/scripting language
(like a much better VB or arexx script engine). Yes - Jason