[REBOL] Re: What language am I looking for?
From: kenneth:nwinet at: 16-May-2001 6:41
in your last post I was amazed by how much our thoughts agreed and how well
you expressed them. One of my failings (although perhaps not a failing) is
that I approach ideas from unusual angles (I was going to say weird, but
then decided to be kinder to myself, and more concise in the process.) For
example, as a child contemplating the purpose of shifting gears, rather than
seeing this as a way of making a vehicle go faster (which was obvious to me)
I saw it (and unforetunately explained it to others in this way) that gear
shifting was a way of making the engine go slower (leaving the unstated
conclusion that this allows the vehicle to go faster.) To this day my
mother loves to embarrass me by telling any that will listen that as a child
I argued that the milk in my glass at the dinner table was 'boy's milk'
knowing full well it came from cows (it was in my glass, I possessed it and
I was a boy. Made perfect sense to me.)
I agree (even wholeheartedly) with all of your response with one minor
exception which I take responsibility for because I was not explicit (as to
which question I was refering.)
> > > > What other things do I need that are not included? How do I
> > > > create a new widget that isn't already provided for me?
> > > "Use the source, Luke!" Look at how VID implements the basic
> > > set of widgets it offers, then look at the WinSkin demo, then
> > > try your hand at creating another widget.
> > This was a rhetorical Joel! But I do appreciate the thought.
> I didn't mean it as sheer rhetoric.
I meant that my question was the rhetorical one (but of course I state it
right after your statement and neglect to mention that I'm refering to a
BTW, in spoken conversion I think parenthetically too. Which can be really
annoying to others since the parentheticals are silent! (or perhaps it's
better that they are!)
If I were to sum up Rebol and it's relation to my quest I'd say it certainly
is not at the end of the journey, but it does include elements on the map.
As you correctly pointed out, it's not the goal that's important, it's the