[REBOL] Re: Slashdot REBOL mention
From: mat:b:codeplay at: 29-Oct-2001 15:15
RG> Looks like the OS News bit is getting around!
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
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
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
<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....
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