[REBOL] Re: (No subject)MIME-Version: 1.0
From: atruter:hih:au at: 9-Jul-2002 9:25
> REBOL does need a certain level of popularity though else there won't be
> people who know how to program it to go around.
What, not enough RTCE type folks around? ;) Seriously though, the
difference between a technology that people *want* to learn despite lack of
commercial use compared to technologies that people are *forced* to learn
bodes well does it not?
Anyway, one of the great strengths of REBOL is that complex problems have
simple solutions; sure the more REBOL experience you have the more elegant
that solution will be, but I'd say that given even rudimentary REBOL skills
at least *a* solution is possible ( could the same be said for Java, C#,
Not trying to start a flame-war here, but the few non-IT folks I've spent
two or so hours with in REBOL have walked way at least able to do something
in REBOL on their own, while I doubt I'd get much past the IDE of aforesaid
languages (let alone headers, conditional compilation, etc). Having "users"
actually able to modify / code in the language of implementation (granted
it will be as rare as power-user macro writers) means the potential pool of
skill should be a much higher percentage (eg. if 1% of folks who use C# can
actually code in it, then I'd expect a larger percentage in the REBOL world
- even if the absolute number is less). Enough ranting for today.