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[REBOL] Re: Carl ar Rebol, comment please :-) (was) Re: Re: language shoot-out :

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 5-Nov-2002 0:35

Carl at REBOL wrote:
> Petr, > > We are interested in making many improvements, but we are going to > start partitioning improvements into two groups: those that can be > developed by outside developers, and those that require changes to the > kernel and must be done inside. > > Another problem that also comes up whenever I see a list like this: > setting priorities. For example, tail recursion is a nice dream, but > would you want it if it slowed down code execution? Remember, every > additional check added to the inner loop of an interpreter slows down > everything. So, we avoid that where possible. (Please don't lecture > me on the benefits of tail recursion,
I don't try to lecture you at anything. The list was just what came to my mind. It was not actually "my" list of requirements. I just wrote it down to show, that different ppl have probably different requirements. And why? Because maybe each of us has slightly different usage for Rebol, and that's only good. We just need to carefully choose, what has the biggest priority. So, you just picked probably the least needed feature from the list. But what about other ones? :-)
> I've implemented it in several other languages, and know it well.) > Wouldn't you rather have REBOL running on portable devices instead?
Yes, as for me, - absolutly.
> So, priorities, priorities.
Yes, but I somehow can't believe, you at RT don't have any already ... So, wouldn't a poll help? I am no marketing guy, so I don't know if it would help, but maybe you at RT know average contract price for certain feature to be implemented? That way we could take that price and count number of product sales needed to cover the cost. Or there could be some voucher mechanism - prepayment for upgrade, which would help finance the thing, and once delivered, would offer total cost of product for those who prepayd at some discount (that is model normaly used imo). Of course I am not sure if it would work ... just trying to outline various possibilities ... -pekr-