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[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#, 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. Regards, Ashley