[REBOL] Re: The needs that Rebol answers
From: SunandaDH:aol at: 8-Oct-2003 16:12
> bryan wrote (in another thread):
> > Other people on this list do find Rebol practical for their needs, as
> well as their aesthetics, can you specify what exactly in your needs
> Rebol answers?
I get to write good code fast: REBOL matches the sort of things I want to do.
Like, this morning, someone asked me for some code that would convert a pile
of emailed HTML forms (the sort you get if you set HTML form action to mailto:
-- a sort of cheap way of using HTML forms while avoiding serverside CGI
to a CSV file with all the HTML fields as column headings.
And, no, the emails might not all have the same fields, or in the same order;
could I sort of normalise them on the fly, please?
It took just over an hour in REBOL because REBOL was almost devised for a
cut'n'parse job like that.
REBOL is the tool I reach for if I need to do something fast.