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[REBOL] Re: Slashdot REBOL mention

From: mat:b:codeplay at: 29-Oct-2001 15:15

Hello Rod, RG> Looks like the OS News bit is getting around! RG> All amazingly negative stuff from the usual slashdot crowd, no big surprises there. I must say I can't be bothered to justify my choice of scripting language to them and it doesn't look like anyone else is either. Don't fear for Rebol though, I got my own company slashdotted to much the same sort of response. Got loads of web traffic out of it but almost nothing in the way of anything useful in terms of users. I had to hearten myself in the office with; <LinuxGod> I see your Rebol thinggy is on Slashdot. <Me> Yes and I see the Linux hounds have been unleashed. <LinuxGod> Well that 7K messenger client is nothing new, it just has the libraries built in. <Me> Indeed, but at least it does. It's also a cool language which I find amazingly fast to use. <LinuxGod> The license sucks though. You have to pay to release Rebol apps? <Me> Yeah, I dunno what's going on with that. I don't care really. <LinuxGod> So there's no point in it, you should just use Perl. <Me> Get real, Rebol is a cool language - Perl is a study in how to make a non-readable bit of code. Rebol just works. <LinuxGod> Well everyone knows Perl. You could do a Perl instant messenger in no time. <Me> Well, if we both sit down and code one from scratch - I'll lay a month's salary on the fact I will be finish first with Rebol. <LinuxGod> Ahh well... I'm not that good at Perl.... Regards, Mat Bettinson Codeplay Tel: +44 (0)20 7482 3382 140-142 Kentish Town Rd, London, NW1 9QB